What Is A Picture?: Depiction, Realism, Abstraction

Hardcover | December 21, 2010

byM. Newall

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Using an approach deeply informed by philosophy of art, art history and perceptual psychology, this book places seeing at the centre of an original theory of pictorial representation and explores the ramifications such a theory has for the visual arts.

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Using an approach deeply informed by philosophy of art, art history and perceptual psychology, this book places seeing at the centre of an original theory of pictorial representation and explores the ramifications such a theory has for the visual arts.

MICHAEL NEWALL is Lecturer in History & Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent, UK. He is winner of the 2009 John Fisher Memorial Prize in Aesthetics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:December 21, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230276555

ISBN - 13:9780230276550

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Convention
Seeing and the Experience of Pictures 
A Theory of Depiction
Resemblance
Transparency and Resemblance
Realism
Varieties of Realism
Abstraction
Notes
Index