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The Language of Art History : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts - Salim Kemal

The Language of Art History

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts

By: Salim Kemal (Editor), Ivan Gaskell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th December 1992
ISBN: 9780521445986
Number Of Pages: 256

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The first volume in the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts offers a range of responses by distinguished philosophers and art historians to some crucial issues generated by the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Each of the chapters in this volume is a searching response to theoretical and practical questions in terms accessible to readers of all human science disciplines. The editors, one a philosopher and one an art historian, provide an introductory chapter which outlines the themes of the volume and explicates the terms in which they are discussed. The contributors open new avenues of enquiry involving concepts of 'presence', 'projective properties', visual conventions and syntax, and the appropriateness of figurative language in accounting for visual art. The issues they discuss will challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorising sustains.

"...remarkably timely...Timeliness, exemplarity, and range, then, are the strengths of this collection devoted to issues raised by the operations of language in and about the visual arts." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism "Undoubtedly, this collection of essays offers many valuable points in the current dialogue on the atrabilious state of contemporary aesthetics, scores of estimable insights into criticism of art criticism, various brilliant syntatical formulations and poetic flashes, and yes, even occasional near-glimpses of 'art-historical light at the end of the tunnel.'" Art Journal

List of platesp. viii
List of contributorsp. ix
Editors' acknowledgmentsp. x
Art history and language: some issuesp. 1
Presencep. 11
Writing and painting: the soul as hermeneutp. 35
Correspondence, projective properties, and expression in the artsp. 51
The language of art criticismp. 67
Baxandall and Goodmanp. 76
Figurative language in art historyp. 101
Cezanne's physicality: the politics of touchp. 129
Conditions and conventions: on the disanalogy of art and languagep. 181
A minimal syntax for the pictorial: the pictorial and the linguistic -- analogies and disanalogiesp. 213
Indexp. 240
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ISBN: 9780521445986
ISBN-10: 0521445981
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th December 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38