Category Archives: Dissertation

Indexation of Artists and Artworks

Indexation, like the list of illustrations, is a method that directs readers to artists, artworks and other related terms in the book; it makes them searchable, accessible and consequently more available for further study and discussion. When entries in the … Continue reading

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Artistic Technique in Image Captions

Identification of the artistic technique in captions reveals the main materials from which the artist has created their work, and, to a certain extent, the operations involved in it. Different materials and measurements of artworks require varied modes of working, … Continue reading

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Dates and Places in the List of Illustrations

When the list of illustrations informs about the times in which the artworks were produced, and their location at the time of conducting the research or publishing the book, the readers can gain a perspective on the sources’ temporal and … Continue reading

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Visual Quoting

When historians work with images, they might benefit from thinking like artists when they embed visual evidence in their research and publications. Quoting a visual text is like quoting a verbal one; it comes from the realization that there are … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions III

But… ethically, if we think about the caption more as part of the book than as an element that accompanies the artwork, the historian has a say. For example, the caption of Fig. 181 in Burckhardt’s Civilization raises interesting questions … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions II

In my last post, I suggested to indicate in captions “any location that contributes to the meaning of the work” when the artwork has no body. Upon reflection I realize that it’s problematic and, unfortunately, I have to disagree. Artworks … Continue reading

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Place in Image Captions I

Informing readers about the location of the artwork in the caption emphasizes the artworks’ physicality; its existence beyond the printed image somewhere in the world. From the readers’ point of view, identifying a name of a place in proximity to … Continue reading

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