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- DescriptionThe last half of the 20th century witnessed drmatic changes in the theory of vision. In particular, the eye-as-camera metaphor that had long dominated the field longer seemed tenable. Somewhat surprisingly, however, the metaphor has maintained its appeal in the study of pictures. In Looking into Pictures , philosophers, psychologists and art historians explore the implications of recent theories of vision for our understanding of the nature of pictorial representation and picture perception. They examine the dual nature of picture perception, the fact that viewers must separate the visual properties of the picture itself from those of what the picture represents. Discussing the status of perspective, they ask whether perspective renderings of space are special or more accurate than those found in other types of pictures, and if so why. Finally, they consider the possible need to reconceive pictorial space and the implications of such a reconception for the study of picture perception.
- Author BiographyRobert Schwartz is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of Vision: Variations on Some Berkeleian Themes and other books. He is a coeditor of Looking into Pictures: Reconceiving Pictorial Space (MIT Press, 2003).
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication25/04/2003
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitleLooking into Pictures
- Place of PublicationMassachusetts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBradford Books
- Content Note128 illus.
- Weight1125 g
- Width178 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byHeiko Hecht,Margaret Atherton,Robert Schwartz
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