The Transhistorical Image: Philosophizing Art and its History

The Transhistorical Image: Philosophizing Art and its History

by Paul Crowther
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521811147

ISBN-13: 9780521811149

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Paul Crowther seeks to establish a set of a priori conditions of pictorial art and, more generally, of visual art. He explores systematic alternatives and discusses ways of bringing recent modes of visual art (such as photomontage and digital image transformation) within their scope. Crowther's treatment of these important aesthetic questions is of interest to

Overview

Paul Crowther seeks to establish a set of a priori conditions of pictorial art and, more generally, of visual art. He explores systematic alternatives and discusses ways of bringing recent modes of visual art (such as photomontage and digital image transformation) within their scope. Crowther's treatment of these important aesthetic questions is of interest to philosophers of art and art historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811149
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: 1. Formalism, art history and effective historical differences; 2. More than ornament: Riegl and the problem of style; 3. The objective significance of perspective: Panofsky with Cassirer; Part II: 4. The fundamental categories of art history; Part III: 5. The abstract image: a theory of non-figurative art; 6. The containment of memory: Duchamp, Fahrenholz and the Box; Conclusion: Conceptual art, even ... (fundamental categories thereof); Appendix. The logical basis of pictorial representation.

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