About Stephen Bann
Stephen Bann's writings have had a profound effect on the fields of visual studies, art history and cultural history. In this collection, distinguished contributors reflect on the writings of this internationally renowned scholar. Innovative essays on French art, architecture and culture accompany exciting new accounts of garden history, painting in China, the connections between disciplines and media, the relations of text and image, and the profound changes to the study of visual and material cultures in recent decades. As this collection acknowledges, Bann's writings have 'oriented the concerns of a generation of scholars'.