TABLE OF CONTENTS

Athene Reiss: Pictorial Composition in Medieval Art
Charles Hope: `Composition' from Cennini and Alberti to Vasari
François Quiviger: Imagining and Composing Stories in the Renaissance
Philip Sohm: Baroque Piles and Other Decompositions
Thomas Frangenberg: Andrea Pozzo on the Ceiling Paintings in S. Ignazio
Colette Nativel: La Théorie de la composition dans le De pictura veterum de Franciscus Junius: Une transition entre Alberti et l'Académie
Thomas Puttfarken: Composition, Disposition and Ordonnance in French Seventeenth– century Writings on Art
Paul Taylor: Composition in Seventeenth-century Dutch Art Theory
Harry Mount Reynolds: Chiaroscuro and Composition
Richard Wrigley: The Politics of Composition: Reflection on Jacques Louis David's Serment du Jeu de paume
Hubert Locher: Towards a Science of Art: the Concept of `Pure Composition' in Nineteenth-and Twentieth-century Art Theory