The Paradoxes of Art
A Phenomenological Investigation
By (author) Alan Paskow
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Paradoxes of Art by Alan Paskow
Book DescriptionIn this study, Alan Paskow first asks why fictional characters, such as Hamlet and Anna Karenina, matter to us and how they emotionally affect us. He then applies these questions to painting, demonstrating that certain paintings beckon us to view their contents as real. As emblematic of the fundamental concerns of our lives, paintings, he argues, are not simply in our heads but in our world. Paskow also situates the phenomenological approach to the experience of painting in relation to contemporary schools of thought, particularly Marxist, feminist, and deconstructionist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521733182
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this study, Alan Paskow situates the phenomenological approach to the experience of painting.
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Author Biography - Alan Paskow
Alan Paskow is professor of philosophy at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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