The Language of Art History

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Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell
Cambridge University Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 245 pages
The first volume in the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts offers a range of responses by distinguished philosophers and art historians to some crucial issues generated by the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Each of the chapters in this volume is a searching response to theoretical and practical questions in terms accessible to readers of all human science disciplines. The editors, one a philosopher and one an art historian, provide an introductory chapter which outlines the themes of the volume and explicates the terms in which they are discussed. The contributors open new avenues of enquiry involving concepts of 'presence', 'projective properties', visual conventions and syntax, and the appropriateness of figurative language in accounting for visual art. The issues they discuss will challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorising sustains.
 

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Contents

IV
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V
11
VI
35
VII
51
VIII
67
IX
76
X
101
XI
129
XII
181
XIII
213
XIV
240
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