Deeper Into Pictures: An Essay on Pictorial Representation

Cambridge University Press (1986)
Abstract
This book presents an original theory of the nature of pictorial representation. The most influential recent theory of depiction, put forward by Nelson Goodman, holds that the relation between depictions and what they represent is entirely conventional. Flint Schier argues to the contrary that depiction involves resemblance to the things depicted, providing a sophisticated defence of our basic intuitions on the subject. Canvassing an attractive theory of 'generativity' rather than resemblance, Dr Schier provides a detailed account of depiction, showing how it illuminates and resolves many of the enigmas of pictorial representation while remaining true to our basic intuitions on the subject.
Keywords Art Philosophy  Visualization  Visual perception
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Call number N71.S355 1986
ISBN(s) 0521320429   9780521320429   052110940X     9780521109406   9780511735585
DOI 10.2307/2219928
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