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Richard Wollheim on the Art of Painting : Art as Representation and Expression - Rob van Gerwen

Richard Wollheim on the Art of Painting

Art as Representation and Expression

By: Rob van Gerwen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th July 2001
ISBN: 9780521801744
Number Of Pages: 285

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Richard Wollheim is one of the dominant figures in the philosophy of art, whose work has shown not only how paintings create their effects but why they remain important to us. His influential writings have focused on two core, interrelated questions: How do paintings depict? and how do they express feelings? In this collection of new essays a distinguished group of thinkers in the fields of art history and philosophical aesthetics offers a critical assessment of Wollheim's theory of art. Among the themes under discussion are Wollheim's explanation of pictorial representation in terms of seeing-in, his views of artistic expression as a type of complex projection, and his notion of the internal spectator. In the final essay Wollheim himself responds to the contributors. This book will be eagerly sought out by all serious students of the theory of art, whether in departments of philosophy or art history.

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"No large library collection will be complete without commentary on this major aesthetician, and small collections will benefit from the inclusion of this handy, single volume to address inquiries on art, art history, methodology, painting theory, and criticism." Art Documentation "Wolheim's discipline of philosophical aesthetics and art history is honored and scrutinized in this highly profound book... In spite of the fact that the book is almost imageless, it will engage every serious art historian and philosopher of art... Highly recommended." Choice "This is an important volume." Philosophy in Review

List of contributors
Relevant works by Richard Wollheim and their abbreviations as used in this volume
Introduction Rob van Gerwen
On pictorial representation
Wollheim on pictorial representation
The limits of twofoldness: a defence of the concept of pictorial thought
A hypothesis about seeing-in
Communication and the art of painting
Twofoldedness: from transcendental imagination to pictorial art
Wollheim on correspondence, projective properties and expressive perception
The artistry of depiction
Style and value in the art of painting
Expression as representation
Wollheim on expression (and representation)
The Internal Spectator
Viewing making painting
The staging of spectatorship
Presentation or representation
The case for the internal spectator: aesthetics or art history?
The spectator in the picture
A word on behalf of `the merely visual'
A reply to the contributors
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ISBN: 9780521801744
ISBN-10: 0521801745
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 30th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 16.28  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.53