Understanding Pictures / Edition 1

Understanding Pictures / Edition 1

by Dominic Lopes, D. Lopes
     
 

ISBN-10: 019824097X

ISBN-13: 9780198240976

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

There is not one but many ways to picture the world—Australian "x-ray" pictures, cubish collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of what they represent. Understanding Pictures argues that this diversity is the central fact with which a theory of figurative pictures must

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There is not one but many ways to picture the world—Australian "x-ray" pictures, cubish collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of what they represent. Understanding Pictures argues that this diversity is the central fact with which a theory of figurative pictures must reckon. Lopes advances the theory that identifying pictures' subjects is akin to recognizing objects whose appearances have changed over time. He develops a schema for categorizing the different ways pictures represent—the different kinds of meaning they have—and argues that that depiction's epistemic value lies in its representational diversity. He also offers a novel account of the phenomenology of pictorial experience, comparing pictures to visual prostheses like mirrors and binoculars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198240976
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Philosophical Monographs Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Pictures as perceptual
1Representation and resemblance15
2Depiction and vision37
Pt. 2Pictures as symbols
3Goodman's symbol theory55
4Symbols and substitutes77
5Pictorial reference93
Pt. 3Aspect recognition
6Pictorial content111
7Pictorial recognition136
8Pictorial meaning157
9Pictorial experience174
Pt. 4Applications
10Fictive pictures197
11Picturing pictures209

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