The Transhistorical Image: Philosophizing Art and its History

The Transhistorical Image: Philosophizing Art and its History

by Paul Crowther


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107410459
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Crowther is Professor for Art and Philosophy at the International University Bremen. His books include The Language of Twentieth-Century Art: A Conceptual History (1997) and Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness (1993).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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.

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