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Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in

Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in (Paperback)

Edited by Kemp, Gary
Edited by Mras, Gabriele M.

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Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not rese...mblance but 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard Wollheim. We can see a passing cloud as a rabbit, but we also see a rabbit in the clouds. 'Seeing-in' is an imaginative act of the kind employed by Leonardo's pupils when he told them to see what they could - for example, battle scenes - in a wall of cracked plaster. This collection examines the idea of 'seeing-in' as it appears primarily in the work of Wollheim but also its origins in the work of Wittgenstein. An international roster of contributors examine topics such as the contrast between seeing-in and seeing-as; whether or in what sense Wollheim can be thought of as borrowing from Wittgenstein; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground and its relation to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; the importance in art of emotion and the imagination. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in is essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art, and also of interest to those in related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.
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ISBN 9780367876470
Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780367876470
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 20 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Kemp, Gary
Edited by Mras, Gabriele M.
Category Theory Of Art
Aesthetics
Philosophy Of Mind
Number of Pages 308
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 111.85
Weight 430g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Representation Philosophy, Art - Philosophy, Aesthetics, Modern
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education

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