Roland Barthes is a French philosopher and literary critic who is considered to be one of the largest representatives of French structuralism. His full-text works “Writing Degree Zero”, “S/Z”, “Mythologies”, “The Fashion system”, as well as the article “The Death of the Author” – this is what first comes to mind or falls out in Google when Barthes is mentioned.
Let’s be honest, we don’t always have the time and wish to read thick encyclopedias on the history of art to get a general idea and some knowledge you want. In such cases, we refer to different compact editions with the most important information for each period. “The Short Story of Art” is one of them.