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Virtual Art

Author : Oliver Grau
ISBN : 0262572230
Genre : Art
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Although many people view virtual reality as a modern phenomenon, it has its foundations in a history of immersive images. The search for illusionary visual space can be traced back to antiquity. This text shows how virtual art fits into the art history of illusion and immersion.
Category: Art

Human Creation Between Reality And Illusion

Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ISBN : 9781402035784
Genre : Philosophy
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Identifying quickly illusion with deception, we tend to oppose it to the reality of life. However, investigating in this collection of essays illusion's functions in the Arts, which thrives upon illusion and yet maintains its existential roots and meaningfullness in the real, we might wonder about the nature of reality itself. Does not illusion open the seeming confines of factual reality into horizons of imagination which transform it? Does it not, like art, belong essentially to the makeup of human reality? Papers by: Lanfranco Aceti, John Baldacchino, Maria Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Jo Ann Circosta, Madalina Diaconu, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Brian Grassom, Marguerite Harris, Andrew E. Hershberger, James Carlton Hughes, Lawrence Kimmel, Jung In Kwon, Ruth Ronen, Scott A. Sherer, Joanne Snow-Smith, Max Statkiewicz, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Daniel Unger, James Werner.
Category: Philosophy

Art Perception And Reality

Author : E. H. Gombrich
ISBN : 0801815525
Genre : Art
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Explores questions relating to the nature of representation in art. It asks how we recognize likeness in caricatures or portraits, for instance, and presents the conflicting arguments and opinions of an art historian, a psychologist and a philosopher.
Category: Art

The Aesthetic Illusion In Literature And The Arts

Author : Tomáš Koblížek
ISBN : 9781350032590
Genre : Philosophy
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The notion of aesthetic illusion relates to a number of art forms and media. Defined as a pleasurable mental state that emerges during the reception of texts and artefacts, it amounts to the reader's or viewer's sense of having entered the represented world while at the same time keeping a distance from it. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts is an in-depth study of the main questions surrounding this experience of art as reality. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of illusion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. The collection explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and its relationship to other components of aesthetic response. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and art and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept lying at the heart of contemporary aesthetics.
Category: Philosophy

Grand Hotels

Author : Elaine Denby
ISBN : 1861891210
Genre : Architecture
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From its beginnings as the humble inn, the hotel has undergone enormous changes over the centuries. Elaine Denby charts the development of the Grand Hotel and how it has kept pace with technological innovations.
Category: Architecture

The Artist S Reality

Author : Mark Rothko
ISBN : 9780300115857
Genre : Art
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This recently discovered manuscript by the celebrated artist Mark Rothko offers a landmark discussion of his views on topics ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary art, criticism, and the role of art and artists in society.
Category: Art

The Object Of Art

Author : Marian Hobson
ISBN : 0521115027
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Are works of art imitations? If so, what exactly do they imitate? Should an artist remind his audience that what it is perceiving is in fact artifice, or should he try above all to persuade it to accept the illusion as reality? Questions such as these, which have dominated aesthetic theory since the Greeks, were debated with extraordinary vigour and ingenuity in eighteenth-century France. In this book Dr Hobson analyses these debates, focusing in turn on painting, the novel, drama, poetry and music. In each case she relates theory to contemporary works of art by Watteau, Chardin, Diderot, Beaumarchais, Gluck and many others. She shows that disputes within the theory of each art centred upon the nature of the perceiver's attention. Dr Hobson provides a method of mapping the changes in artistic style which took place as the century advanced. In discussing such conceptual transformations Dr Hobson opens an important perspective for the study of Romanticism and Realism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Trompe L Oeil Painting

Author : Miriam Milman
ISBN : UOM:39015006782786
Genre : Trompe l'oeil painting
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Category: Trompe l'oeil painting

Philosophical Reflections

Author : Virgil Charles Aldrich
ISBN : 9780557961047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Philosophical Reflections is a companion piece to My Century (initially published in e-format in November, 2010). There are thematic similarities. In both books Virgil is concerned with aesthetics, epistemology, and language. There are overlaps, but there appears to be no indication as to which version antedated the other. Both books depict a man vitally engaged in living a philosophical life and reflecting on traditional philosophical questions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cinema Effect

Author : Kerry Brougher
ISBN : 1904832504
Genre : Art
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The Cinema Effect Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image offers the first in-depth exploration of the influence of cinema on the art and artists of our time, and explores the way in which this medium has blurred cultural distinctions between reality and
Category: Art

The Nature Of The Creative Process In Art

Author : Jaroslav Havelka
ISBN : 9789401195126
Genre : Psychology
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No single factor determined the growth of this book. It may have been that as a novice researcher in Behavioral Psychology I experienced growing discontent with the direction of intellectual activity in which the accent was on methodology and measurement, with a distinct atmosphere of dogmatism, insecurity and defensiveness. The anathema of tender-mindedness was attached to any study of mental manifes tations that avoided laboratory confirmation and statistical significance. Man in his uniqueness and unpredictable potentialities remained un explored. Yet outside the systematic vivisection of variables and their measurement men of originality and genius were studying the mind in its complex yet natural interaction of aspirations, values and creative capacities. It was almost too easy for me to turn to them for the re orientation of my psychological interest, and it was not difficult to find in Freud the most daring and penetrating representant of humanistic psychology. Furthermore, it could have been the fact that Freud's thoughts on creative processes appeared to me at once starkly original and yet incomplete and fragmentary, that led me to reconsider and expand on them. Freud's fascination with culture and creativity, although frank and serious, led him to a peculiar indecisiveness and overcautiousness which was radically different from the dramatic boldness of his thera peutic methods and the depth of his personality theories.
Category: Psychology

Who S Afraid Of Modern Art

Author : Daniel A. Siedell
ISBN : 9781630877910
Genre : Religion
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Modern art can be confusing and intimidating--even ugly and blasphemous. And yet curator and art critic Daniel A. Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. With over thirty essays on such diverse artists as Andy Warhol, Thomas Kinkade, Diego Velazquez, Robyn O'Neil, Claudia Alvarez, and Andrei Rublev, Siedell offers a highly personal approach to modern art that is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines his experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas, meanings, and worldviews. Who's Afraid of Modern Art? celebrates the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen. Indeed, as Siedell reveals, a painting is much more than meets the eye. So, who's afraid of modern art? Siedell's answer might surprise you.
Category: Religion

The Reality Of Illusion

Author : Joseph Anderson
ISBN : 0809321963
Genre : Performing Arts
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Applying research findings from studies in visual perception, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and anthropology, Joseph D. Anderson defines the complex interaction of motion pictures with the human mind and organizes the relationship between film and cognitive science. Anderson's primary argument is that motion picture viewers mentally process the projected images and sounds of a movie according to the same perceptual rules used in response to visual and aural stimuli in the world outside the theater. To process everyday events in the world, the human mind is equipped with capacities developed through millions of years of evolution. In this context, Anderson builds a metatheory influenced by the writings of J. J. and Eleanor Gibson and employs it to explore motion picture comprehension as a subset of general human comprehension and perception, focusing his ecological approach to film on the analysis of cinema's true substance: illusion. Anderson investigates how viewers, with their mental capacities designed for survival, respond to particular aspects of filmic structure--continuity, diegesis, character development, and narrative--and examines the ways in which rules of visual and aural processing are recognized and exploited by filmmakers. He uses Orson Welles's Citizen Kane to disassemble and redefine the contemporary concept of character identification; he addresses continuity in a shot-by-shot analysis of images from Casablanca; and he uses a wide range of research studies, such as Harry F. Harlow's work with infant rhesus monkeys, to describe how motion pictures become a substitute or surrogate reality for an audience. By examining the human capacity for play and the inherent potential for illusion, Anderson considers the reasons viewers find movies so enthralling, so emotionally powerful, and so remarkably real.
Category: Performing Arts

Ovid S Poetics Of Illusion

Author : Philip Hardie
ISBN : 0521800870
Genre : History
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A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.
Category: History

Aesthetics A Quote Z

Author : Eran Guter
ISBN : 9780748686995
Genre : Reference
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An ideal guide to aesthetics
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Pictures And Their Use In Communication

Author : David Novitz
ISBN : 9789401010634
Genre : Psychology
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Ours is the age of the picture. Pictures abound in our newspapers and magazines, in storybooks and on the glossy pages of instruction manuals. We find them on billboards and postage stamps, on the television screen and in the cinema. And in all of these cases pictures inform us: they explain, they clarify, they elucidate - and at times, too, they entertain and delight us. Images on the television screen have all but replaced the printed word as a source of information about the world; and nowadays, too, picture books and comic strips are consulted much more readily, and with much less intellectual effort, than the printed word. There can be little doubt but that pictures have come to play a very important role in communication. It strikes me as odd that, in what is nothing less than a visual age, philosophers have had so little to say about the visual image and its use in communication. Hardly anything has been done to explain the way in which pictures are used to inform us; the way in which they influence our thinking, our attitudes and our perception of the world. My aim in this work is to fill this gap, and in so doing to provide a viable account of pictorial communication.
Category: Psychology

On Stories

Author : Richard Kearney
ISBN : 9780415247986
Genre : Philosophy
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Richard Kearney shows how stories are deep at work in all forms of writing. He examines the power of the story and its ability to affect both individual and national identity.
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of Controversy

Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
ISBN : 9781625583024
Genre : Philosophy
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Collected here are six short essays-- The Basis of All Dialect; Stratagems; On the Comparative Place of Interest and Beauty in Works of Art; Psychological Observations; and On the Wisdom of Life: Aphorisms, and Genius and Virtue-- by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
Category: Philosophy