The Resource Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes

Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes

Label
Understanding pictures
Title
Understanding pictures
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Lopes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are not one but many ways to picture the worldAustralian 'x-ray' pictures, cubist collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of what they represent. The premise of Understanding Pictures is that this diversity is the central fact with which a theory of figurative pictures must reckon. Lopes argues that identifying pictures' subjects is akin to recognizing objects whose appearances have changed over the time. He develops a scheme for categorizing the different ways pictures represent - the different kinds of meaning they have - and he contends that depiction's epistemic value lies in its representational diversity. He also offers a novel account of the phenomenology of pictorial experience, comparing pictures to visual prostheses like mirrors and binoculars. The book concludes with a discussion of works of art which have made pictorial meaning their theme, demonstrating the importance of the issues this book raises for understanding the aesthetics of pictures
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lopes, Dominic
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.L596 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetics
  • Pictures
  • Afbeeldingen (algemeen)
  • Esthetica
  • Aesthetics
  • Pictures
  • Afbeeldingen (algemeen)
  • Esthetica
  • Bild
  • Kunst
  • Kunstwissenschaft
  • Philosophie
  • Rezeptionsforschung
  • Ästhetik
  • Bild
  • Ästhetik
Label
Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 1992, originally presented under the title: Pictures as perceptual symbols
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- Part I. Pictures as perceptual. 1. Representation and Resemblance --- 2. 2. Depiction and Vision ---- Part II. Pictures as symbols. 3. Goodman's Symbol Theory --- 4. Symbols and Substitutes --- 5. Pictorial Reference ---- Part III. Aspect recognition. 6. Pictorial Content --- 7. Pictorial Recognition --- 8. Pictorial Meaning --- 9. Pictorial Experience ---- Part IV. Applications. 10. Fictive Pictures --- 11. Picturing Pictures
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780198240976
Lccn
95042043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33207364
  • (OCoLC)ocm33207364
Label
Understanding pictures, Dominic Lopes
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 1992, originally presented under the title: Pictures as perceptual symbols
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- Part I. Pictures as perceptual. 1. Representation and Resemblance --- 2. 2. Depiction and Vision ---- Part II. Pictures as symbols. 3. Goodman's Symbol Theory --- 4. Symbols and Substitutes --- 5. Pictorial Reference ---- Part III. Aspect recognition. 6. Pictorial Content --- 7. Pictorial Recognition --- 8. Pictorial Meaning --- 9. Pictorial Experience ---- Part IV. Applications. 10. Fictive Pictures --- 11. Picturing Pictures
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780198240976
Lccn
95042043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33207364
  • (OCoLC)ocm33207364

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