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The Transhistorical Image
Philosophizing Art and its History

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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107410459

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  • Paul Crowther seeks to establish a set of a priori conditions of pictorial art and, more generally, of visual art. He explores systematic alternatives and discusses ways of bringing recent modes of visual art (such as photomontage and digital image transformation) within their scope. Crowther's treatment of these important aesthetic questions is of interest to philosophers of art and art historians.

    • Discussion includes recent forms of art such as photomontage and digital image transformation
    • Will interest both philosophers of art and art historians
    • Illustrated with 19 plates
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107410459
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Formalism, art history and effective historical differences
    2. More than ornament: Riegl and the problem of style
    3. The objective significance of perspective: Panofsky with Cassirer
    Part II:
    4. The fundamental categories of art history
    Part III:
    5. The abstract image: a theory of non-figurative art
    6. The containment of memory: Duchamp, Fahrenholz and the Box
    Conclusion: Conceptual art, even ... (fundamental categories thereof)
    Appendix. The logical basis of pictorial representation.

  • Author

    Paul Crowther, Universität Bremen

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