The Aesthetics of Comics

The Aesthetics of Comics

by David Carrier

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ISBN-13: 9780271021881
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

David Carrier is Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of many books, including Principles of Art History Writing (1991), The Aesthete in the City: The Philosophy and Practice of American Abstract Painting in the 1980s (1994), and High Art: Charles Baudelaire and the Origins of Modernist Painting (1996), all from Penn State Press.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(10)
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF COMICS
Caricature; or, Representing Causal Connection
11(16)
The Speech Balloon; or, The Problem of Representing Other Minds
27(20)
The Image Sequence; or, Moving Modernist Pictures
47(14)
Words and Pictures Bound Together; or, Experiencing the Unity of Comics
61(16)
PART TWO: INTERPRETING COMICS
The Content of the Form; or, Seeing Pictures, Reading Texts, Viewing Comics
77(10)
Interpreting a Populist Art Form; or, The Liberating Force of Krazy Kat
87(20)
PART THREE: THE PLACE OF COMICS IN RELATION TO ART HISTORY
Posthistorical Art; or, Comics and the Realm of Absolute Knowledge
107(18)
Bibliography 125(12)
Index 137

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