Art & Visual Culture: A Reader is an essential sourcebook for students of art history, and ideal for anyone seeking a more comprehensive understanding of art and of the cultural and historical context in which it is made and encountered. Selected by leading authorities in the field, this stimulating anthology presents the key texts that document the history of art over the past one thousand years from the era of the Crusades right up to the present day. It includes many fascinating sources that have been especially translated into English and brought to bear on the history of art for the first time. Among the numerous artists, critics, art historians, philosophers, patrons and cultural commentators that feature are Bernard of Clairvaux, Erasmus, Isabella d Este, Giorgio Vasari, Joshua Reynolds, John Ruskin, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Pater, Paul Gauguin, F.T. Marinetti, Erwin Panofsky, Nikolaus Pevsner, Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, John Berger, Svetlana Alpers, Lucy Lippard, Thomas Crow, and Miwon Kwon. The combination of diverse sources, augmented by succinct introductions and a glossary to set the texts in context, guarantees that this beautifully presented anthology offers fresh perspectives for exploring and understanding art and visual culture.