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              Meanings of Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory
               

              Meanings of Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory (Hardback)

              Edited by Crowther, Paul; Wunsche, Professor Isabel

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              This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature. Traditional picturing and sculpture are based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation of. Abstract works, in contrast, adopt alternative modes of visual representation, or brea...k down and reconfigure the mimetic conventions of pictorial art and sculpture. Obviously this means that abstract art takes many different forms. However, this diversity should not mask some key structural features; these center on two basic relations to nature (understanding nature in the broadest sense to comprise the world of recognisable objects, creatures, organisms, processes, and states of affairs). The first involves abstracting from nature, to give selected aspects of it a new and extremely unfamiliar appearance. The second involves abstract art as the affirmation of a relatively unconstrained natural creativity that issues in new, autonomous forms that are not constrained by mimetic conventions. (Such creativity is often attributed to the power of the unconscious.) The book contains three categories of essays: 1) those on classical modernism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Arp, early American abstraction), 2) those on post-war abstraction (Pollock, Still, Newman, Smithson, Noguchi, Arte Povera, Michaux, postmodern developments), and 3) those of a broader art historical and philosophical
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              ISBN 9780415899932
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
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              Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation: The Birth of a Medium

              Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation: The Birth of a Medium (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              Is art created with computers really art? This book answers `yes'. Computers can generate visual art with unique aesthetic effects based on innovations in computer technology and a postmodern naturalization of technology wherein technology becomes something we live in as well as ...use. The present study establishes these claims by looking at digital art's historical emergence from the 1960s to the start of the present century. Paul Crowther, using a philosophical approach to art history, considers the first steps towards digital graphics, their development in terms of three-dimensional abstraction and figuration, and then the complexities of their interactive formats.
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              ISBN 9781138605763
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
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              Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness
               

              Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness (Paperback, New edition)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              Paul Crowther argues that art can bridge the gap between philosophy's traditional striving for generality and completeness, and the concreteness and contingency of humanity's basic relation to the world. He proposes an ecological definition of art: by making sensible or imaginati...ve material into symbolic form, it harmonizes and conserves what is unique and what is general about human experience.
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              ISBN 9780199244973
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2001
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness
               

              Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

              • RRP: $245.00
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              Paul Crowther argues that art can bridge the gap between philosophy's traditional striving for generality and completeness, and the concreteness and contingency of humanity's basic relation to the world. He proposes an ecological definition of art: by making sensible or imaginati...ve material into symbolic form, it harmonizes and conserves what is unique and what is general about human experience.
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              ISBN 9780198239963
              Released NZ 1 Jul 1993
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde
               

              The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. Paul Crowther offers an original and lively approach to the cognitive structure of... aesthetic judgment.
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              ISBN 9780199579976
              Released NZ 25 Mar 2010
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture

              What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finit...ude. These meanings have not been addressed by art history or visual studies hitherto, and have only been considered indirectly by philosophers (mainly in the phenomenological tradition). If these intrinsic meanings are explained and further developed, then the philosophy of art practice is significantly enhanced. The present work, accordingly, is a phenomenology of how the gestural and digital creation of visual imagery generates self-transformation through aesthetic space.
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              ISBN 9780367331443
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Meanings of Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory
               

              Meanings of Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Crowther, Paul; Wunsche, Professor Isabel

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              Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation of . Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract a...rt to nature (taking nature in the broadest sense-the world of recognisable objects, creatures, organisms, processes, and states of affairs). Abstract art takes many different forms, but there are shared key structural features centered on two basic relations to nature. The first abstracts from nature, to give selected aspects of it a new and extremely unfamiliar appearance. The second affirms a natural creativity that issues in new, autonomous forms that are not constrained by mimetic conventions. (Such creativity is often attributed to the power of the unconscious.) The book covers three categories: classical modernism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Arp, early American abstraction); post-war abstraction (Pollock, Still, Newman, Smithson, Noguchi, Arte Povera, Michaux, postmodern developments); and the broader historical and philosophical scope.
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              ISBN 9781138233867
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
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              Geneses of Postmodern Art: Technology As Iconology

              Geneses of Postmodern Art: Technology As Iconology (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              Postmodernism in the visual arts is not just another ism. It emerged in the 1960s as a transformation of artistic creativity inspired by Duchamp's idea that some artworks can originate as technological products. This idea became influential because of a widespread naturalization ...of technology, i.e. the experience of technology as something lived in as well as used. Postmodern art embodies this attitude and, through it, takes the conditions of artistic creativity to logical limits. To show this, Paul Crowther investigates a range of contexts, including eclecticism, Paolozzi's Wittgenstein-inspired works, versions of the sublime, and deconstructive tendencies in art and philosophy.
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              ISBN 9781138605749
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
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              The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art
               

              The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              A monograph devoted exclusively to Kant's theory of the sublime, a subject currently witnessing a revival amongst European philosphers in relation to debates about the nature of postmodernism.

              ISBN 9780198239314
              Released NZ 7 Mar 1991
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Oxford Philosophical Monographs
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              Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn
               

              Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              An original study of the intrinsic significance of art, drawing on ideas, thinkers and approaches from phenomenology and analytic aesthetics.

              ISBN 9781441119735
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy
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