The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things

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Yale University Press, 1962 - Art - 136 pages
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Arising from the study of art history, this book presents a radically new approach to the problem of historical change. George Kubler draws upon new insights in fields such as anthropology and linguistics and replaces the notion of style with the idea of a linked succession of works distributed in time as recognizably early and late versions of the same action. The result is a view of historical sequence aligned on continuous change more than upon the ecstatic concept of style--the usual basis for conventional histories of art.
 

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This is a great book for those who want a system of thinking about sequences of things. It makes a complex topic digestable. I have been using it to develop a four dimension map stack for portraying ... Read full review

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Contents

1 The History of Things
1
2 The Classing of Things
31
3 The Propagation of Things
62
4 Some Kinds of Duration
83
Conclusion
123
Index
131
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