9780415774499

Art and Phenomenology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415774499

  • ISBN10:

    0415774497

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

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 a ~Painting does not imitate the world, but is a world of its owna (TM). 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-Pontya (TM)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.

Table of Contents

List of platesp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Permissionsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The phenomenological relevance of artp. 9
Phenomenology and aesthetics; or, why art mattersp. 31
Objectivity and self-disclosedness: the phenomenological working of artp. 54
Horizon, oscillation, boundaries: a philosophical account of Mark Rothko's artp. 77
Representing the real: a Merleau-Pontyan account of art and experience from the Renaissance to New Mediap. 90
The judgment of Adam: self-consciousness and normative orientation in Lucas Cranach's Edenp. 105
Describing reality or disclosing worldhood?: Vermeer and Heideggerp. 138
Phenomenological history, freedom, and Botticelli's Cestello Annunciationp. 162
Showing and seeing: film as phenomenologyp. 192
Indexp. 215
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