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Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. It contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first ... More


Twofoldness: Pictorial Art and the Imagination

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter gives an analysis of the distinctive ontology of pictorial art. It is argued that the ‘twofoldness’ of pictorial art enables us to become conscious not only of imagination per se, but ... More


The Hidden Shaman: Fictive Anatomy in Paleolithic and Neolithic Art

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter considers the case for a much earlier beginning to the composite's story, among the hunter-gatherers and villagers of remote prehistory. It has been suggested that “imaginary animals,” ... More


Introduction

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter presents a description of the essays included in this volume.


Timely Images: Chinese Art and Festival Display: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jan Stuart

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Chinese art and festival display given at the British Academy's 2009 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture. This text suggests that ... More


Neuroscience, Biology, and Brain Evolution in Visual Art

Dahlia W. Zaidel

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Art is a system of human communication arising from symbolic cognition, conveying ideas, experiences, and feelings. The view adopted here is that pictorial representation by artists is influenced by ... More


Shitao (1642–1707) and the Traditional Chinese Conception of Ruins: Aspects Of Art Lecture

Wu Hung

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Shitao and the traditional Chinese conception of ruins given at the British Academy's 2009 Aspects of Art Lecture. This text investigates the conception ... More


Fact and Fiction in the Neuropsychology of Art

Roman Frigg and Catherine Howard

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This paper provides a critical discussion of Zaidel's (2005) attempt to shed light on the neuropsychology of art by studying brain damage in established artists. We conclude that the methods used are ... More


Introduction: Coming to Terms with Meaning in Persian Painting

Chad Kia

in Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Highlighting a neglected function of pictorial arts in the Persianate world, the introduction exposes the phenomenon of the “fixed figure-types” by presenting a mid-sixteenth-century Safavid painting ... More


The Porters, Polypragmatic Paradigms, and Pseudoselves in III.4

Richard Brown

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Richard Brown’s study of III.4 raises the question of mimesis in Finnegans Wake: the chapter draws attention to the problem of what exactly is being represented, of what is its elusive subject ... More


The Pictures

in The Pataphysician's Library: An Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239161
eISBN:
9781846313721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239161.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes the pictures and other pictorial art that can be found in the wall of Dr. Faustroll, the protagonist in Alfred Jarry's Gestes et Opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien. ... More


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