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Deeper into pictures : an essay on pictorial representation

Responsibility Flint Schier
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year 1986
Language English
Size ix, 226 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract This book presents an original theory of the nature of pictorial representation. The most influential recent theory of depiction, put forward by Nelson Goodman, holds that the relation between depicti...ns and what they represent is entirely conventional. Flint Schier argues to the contrary that depiction involves resemblance to the things depicted, providing a sophisticated defence of our basic intuitions on the subject. Canvassing an attractive theory of 'generativity' rather than resemblance, Dr Schier provides a detailed account of depiction, showing how it illuminates and resolves many of the enigmas of pictorial representation while remaining true to our basic intuitions on the subject. show more


DESIGN LIBRARY, 2nd floor 072032186004101 720.1/Sc3 1986

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. 219-221
Includes indexes
Authors *Schier, Flint
Subjects LCSH:Art -- Philosophy  All Subject Search
LCSH:Visual perception
Classification LCC:N71
ID 1000967695
ISBN 0521320429
NCID BA0038666X
Vol ISBN:0521320429
Created Date 2009.09.16
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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