Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

by Dominic McIver Lopes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199277346

ISBN-13: 9780199277346

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Images have power—for good or ill. They may challenge us to see things anew and, in widening our experience, profoundly change who we are. The change can be ugly, as with propaganda, or enriching, as with many works of art. Sight and Sensibility explores the impact of images on what we know, how we see, and the moral assessments we make. Dominic Lopes shows

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Overview

Images have power—for good or ill. They may challenge us to see things anew and, in widening our experience, profoundly change who we are. The change can be ugly, as with propaganda, or enriching, as with many works of art. Sight and Sensibility explores the impact of images on what we know, how we see, and the moral assessments we make. Dominic Lopes shows how these are part of, not separate from, the aesthetic appeal of images. His book will be essential reading for anyone working in aesthetics and art theory, and for all those intrigued by the power of images to affect our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199277346
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The puzzle of mimesis
2. The 'air' of pictures
3. Good looking
4. Drawing lessons
5. Moral vision
Afterword
References
Index

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