"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish and American philosopher,
poet, and novelist. The Life of Reason, 1905-06.
"One usually understands the art
of the past by applying the conventions of the present thus misunderstanding
the art of the past."
Sol Lewitt, (1928-), American conceptual artist. "Sentences
on Conceptual Art," in Art-Language, volume 1, number 1,
May, 1969. See conceptual art.
Dictionary of Art Historians
is a biographical dictionary by Lee Sorensen, Duke University
Library. It allows for searches by name, methodology or country.
Most fully represented are historians of western art.
The Association of Art Historians (AAH) promotes
the study of art history. It represents the interests of art
and design historians in all aspects of the discipline, including
art, design, architecture, photography, film and other media,
cultural studies, conservation and museum studies.