The Resource Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes

Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes

Label
Understanding pictures
Title
Understanding pictures
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Lopes
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • There are not one but many ways to picture the worldAustralian 'x-ray' pictures, cubist collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of what they represent. The premise of Understanding Pictures is that this diversity is the central fact with which a theory of figurative pictures must reckon. Lopes argues that identifying pictures' subjects is akin to recognizing objects whose appearances have changed over the time. He develops a scheme for categorizing the different ways pictures represent - the different kinds of meaning they have - and he contends 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
  • The book concludes with a discussion of works of art which have made pictorial meaning their theme, demonstrating the importance of the issues this book raises for understanding the aesthetics of pictures
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 701/.17
  • 701.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BH39
  • BH39
LC item number
  • .L59 1996
  • .L596 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford philosophical monographs
Label
Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 1992, originally presented under the title: Pictures as perceptual symbols
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • net
Contents
1. Representation and Resemblance -- 2. Depiction and Vision -- 3. Goodman's Symbol Theory -- 4. Symbols and Substitutes -- 5. Pictorial Reference -- 6. Pictorial Content -- 7. Pictorial Recognition -- 8. Pictorial Meaning -- 9. Pictorial Experience -- 10. Fictive Pictures -- 11. Picturing Pictures
Control code
000021411351
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780198240976
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
95042043
Other physical details
ill.
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.b20575762
System control number
  • 11930071mb
  • (OCoLC)33207364

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