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

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

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 and resemble things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential argument that pictorial representation is about... '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 also an important 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; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground, central to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; and the relation between art and emotion. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in also includes a foreword by Bruno Wollheim and a substantial introduction by the editors. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art as well as related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.
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ISBN 9781138123465
Released NZ 6 Jun 2016
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781138123465
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 6 Jun 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 111.85
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Representation Philosophy, Art - Philosophy, Aesthetics, Modern, Wittgenstein, Ludwig, Wollheim, Richard
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education

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