Articles on cover a wide range of subjects including the history of textile art, best textile art books, websites, resources, exhibitions, galleries, textile design training, and events. From the 1960s, art history underwent an enormous expansion, especially within the academy, as, for example, art history departments were established at the new universities (including the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Sussex), at polytechnics (such as Middlesex) and other institutions of higher and further education.
Connoisseurship (which can be described as the stylistic analysis of individual works of art with an aim of attribution) has a fundamental role in the discipline, of course, in answering the essential who, when and where questions; and an attuned attention to the visual, and a well-stocked and efficient visual memory, are important skills for an art historian to develop.
The Index describes the entire journal contents — articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements — and offers information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting.
Art historians with a commitment to critical theory are more likely to turn to journals such as the Oxford Art Journal and October , or the two leading inter-disciplinary journals, Representations and Critical Inquiry There are many other journals dealing with specific kinds of ideas and objects, time periods and places, and art historians frequently publish in journals framed by other disciplines.
Pungent examples include the Spanish painter Salvador Dali creating an absurd newspaper about himself, the German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth making a sausage, complete with gelatin and spices, out of copies of the British tabloid Daily Mirror and the American Jim Hodges coating a Jordanian newspaper entirely in 24 karat gold.