Mija Oter Gorenčič, Barbara Vodopivec
The collective volume contains translations of fifteen original scientific papers published by the members of the research programme Umetnost na Slovenskem v stičišču kultur ('Art in Slovenia at a Cultural Crossroads'), formerly titled Slovenska umetnostna identiteta v evropskem okviru ('Slovenian Artistic Identity in the European Context'). Each of the contributions represents a step forward in its own way – whether by raising new research questions, introducing novel methodological approaches, presenting fresh comparative perspectives, or introducing new transnational and interdisciplinary dimensions to the interpretation of fine arts and architecture. Geographically, the research covers the entire Slovenian territory and spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. It makes use of the approaches from the fields of art history, architectural, cultural, social, political, and general history, as well as archaeology, theology, sociology of culture, and anthropology of the visual arts. Art monuments are analysed in the context of the broader socio-political circumstances and their impact on the visual arts, which also allows for their improved evaluation and represents an important contribution to a more effective art heritage protection. This publication is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the independent institute now called the France Stele Institute of Art History of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
hardback 19 × 26,8 cm 588 pages