Color, Facture, Art and Design: Artistic Technique and the Precisions of Human Perception

Color, Facture, Art and Design: Artistic Technique and the Precisions of Human Perception

by Iona Singh

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Color, Facture, Art and Design seeks to understand art and design from the aspect of materials, construction and the senses. It contends that this element is omitted from art and design theory as a product of the division of labour and alienation as it operates within the realms of theory and art history.

It investigates the "beauty" of art based on the somatic "magic" of the physical body and its relationship to nature, arguing that the sensual affect of expert artistic combinations of art materials in some paintings exploits a bridge between the intricacies of human sentience and the external world.

Art is thus more accurately located next to the sciences of language, mathematics, physiology and psychoanalysis. As the "pure mathematics" of the discipline, this materialist definition of fine-art develops guidelines for architecture, design, cultural-studies and ultimately social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780996301
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 191
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Iona Singh is an author and journalist specialising in art and design and specifically in the realms of art and design materials. A graduate of fine-art from the University of Portsmouth she has freelanced for The Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Interior, The Traveller, Artists’ Newsletter and and has published several hundred newspaper and magazine articles. For a number of years she wrote a personal monthly page for The Artists’ and Illustrator’s Magazine on art materials and techniques.She is also the author of refereed essays published in academic journals in the US, in Rethinking Marxism and the eco-journal Capitalism Nature Socialism. Both of these are published by the academic division of Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1 Vermeer, Materialism and the Transcendental in Art 18

2 Color, Facture, Art and Design 41

3 Visual Syntax 65

4 Women, Culture, Class, Labor 83

5 Aesthetic World in the Future 104

6 JMW Turner as Producer 129

Notes 153

Bibliography 172

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