Graduate studies at Western
Stanford University Press (2003)
|Abstract||The Education of the Eye examines the origins of visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It claims that at the moment when works of visual art were first displayed and contemplated as aesthetic objects two competing descriptions of the viewer or spectator promoted two very different accounts of culture. The first was constructed on knowledge, on what one already knew, while the second was grounded in the eye itself. Though the first was most likely to lead to a socially and politically elite form for visual culture, the second, it was held, would almost certainly end up in the chaos of the mob. But there was another route through these conflicting accounts of the visual that preserved the education of the eye while at the same time allowing the eye freedom to enter into the realm of culture. This third route, that of the sentimental look, is explored in a series of contexts: the gallery, the pleasure garden, the landscape park, and the country house. The Education of the Eye sets out to reclaim visual culture for the democracy of the eye and to explain how aesthetic contemplation may, once more, be open to all who have eyes to look. The book will interest historians of eighteenth-century British culture and historians of architecture, art, and landscape, as well as readers generally curious about the origins of our current visual culture.|
|Keywords||Aesthetics, British Visual perception History|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$16.01 used (39% off) $23.33 new (11% off) $23.36 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BH221.G7.D4 2003|
|ISBN(s)||0804748004 9780804748001 0804744556|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
J. Kevin O'Regan, H. Deubel, James J. Clark & R. Rensink (2000). Picture Changes During Blinks: Looking Without Seeing and Seeing Without Looking. Visual Cognition 7:191-211.
Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall (eds.) (1999). Visual Culture: The Reader. Sage Publications in Association with the Open University.
J. Gaiger (2006). Dealing with the Visual: Art History, Aesthetics and Visual Culture. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):102-104.
Elizabeth Wheeler Manwaring (1925/1965). Italian Landscape in Eighteenth Century England. New York, Russell & Russell.
Ian Heywood & Barry Sandywell (eds.) (1999). Interpreting Visual Culture: Explorations in the Hermeneutics of the Visual. Routledge.
Anuenue Kukona & Whitney Tabor (2011). Impulse Processing: A Dynamical Systems Model of Incremental Eye Movements in the Visual World Paradigm. Cognitive Science 35 (6):1009-1051.
Mary L. Bellhouse (2006). Candide Shoots the Monkey Lovers: Representing Black Men in Eighteenth-Century French Visual Culture. Political Theory 34 (6):741 - 784.
Jan Jagodzinski (2010). Visual Art and Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism: Deconstructing the Oral Eye. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #122,430 of 722,946 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,087 of 722,946 )
How can I increase my downloads?