Cambridge University Press (1986)
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|
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