Compelling Visuality

Compelling Visuality

by Claire Farago
     
 

The authors of the essays in this book take up the often unexplored question of how one's experience, when confronted with Renaissance or Baroque artworks, survives the vicissitudes of time and itself becomes an important element of interpretation. International and interdisciplinary, this volume conducts readers into an ongoing discussion of the value and… See more details below

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The authors of the essays in this book take up the often unexplored question of how one's experience, when confronted with Renaissance or Baroque artworks, survives the vicissitudes of time and itself becomes an important element of interpretation. International and interdisciplinary, this volume conducts readers into an ongoing discussion of the value and significance of personal response to works of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816641161
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Art History after Aesthetics: A Provocative Introduction
1Ecstatic Aesthetics: Metaphoring Bernini1
2Before the Image, Before Time: The Sovereignty of Anachronism31
3Aesthetics before Art: Leonardo through the Looking Glass45
4Touching the Face: The Ethics of Visuality between Levinas and a Rembrandt Self-Portrait93
5Presence and Absence: On Leonardo da Vinci's Saint John the Baptist112
6Rococo as the Dissipation of Boredom132
7Mourning and Method156
8A Guide to Interpretation: Art Historical Hermeneutics179
9Seeing Soane Seeing You211
Contributors237

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