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

Overview

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?)

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