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Art and Phenomenology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Parry, Joseph D.
  • ISBN: 9781136846854
  • Print ISBN: 9780415774505
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Ebook format: PDF
Philosophy of art is traditionally concerned with the definition, appreciation and value of art. Through a close examination of art from recent centuries, Art and Phenomenology is one of the first books to explore visual art as a mode of experiencing the world itself, showing how in the words of Merleau-Ponty 'Painting does not imitate the world, but is a world of its own'. An outstanding series of chapters by an international group of contributors examine the following questions: • Paul Klee and the body in art • colour and background in Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of art • self-consciousness and seventeenth-century painting • Vermeer and Heidegger • philosophy and the painting of Rothko • embodiment in Renaissance art • sculpture, dance and phenomenology. Art and Phenomenology is essential reading for anyone interested in phenomenology, aesthetics, and visual culture.


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