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Looking into Pictures
By Heiko Hecht

Looking into Pictures

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Pictorial Space

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Looking into Pictures by Heiko Hecht

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The last half of the twentieth century witnessed dramatic changes in the theory of vision. In particular, the "eye-as-camera" metaphor that had long dominated the field no 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262083102
ISBN-10: 0262083108
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 178mm x 31mm)
Pages: 435
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Heiko Hecht

Margaret Atherton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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