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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521828338
ISBN-10: 0521828333
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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