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Title The Language of art history / edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell.

Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709 LANG    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  709 Lan    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and the arts.
Cambridge studies in philosophy and the arts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Art history and language: some issues / Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell 1 -- 2 Presence / Jean-Francois Lyotard 11 -- 3 Writing and painting: the soul as hermeneut / Stanley Rosen 35 -- 4 Correspondence, projective properties, and expression in the arts / Richard Wollheim 51 -- 5 Language of art criticism / Michael Baxandall 67 -- 6 Baxandall and Goodman / Catherine Lord, Jose A. Benardete 76 -- 7 Figurative language in art history / Carl R. Hausman 101 -- 8 Cezanne's physicality: the politics of touch / Richard Shiff 129 -- 9 Conditions and conventions: on the disanalogy of art and language / David Summers 181 -- 10 A minimal syntax for the pictorial: the pictorial and the linguistic -- analogies and disanalogies / Andrew Harrison 213.
Summary The first volume in the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts offers a range of responses by distinguished philosophers and art historians to some crucial issues generated by the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Each of the chapters in this volume is a searching response to theoretical and practical questions in terms accessible to readers of all human science disciplines. The editors, one a philosopher and one an art historian, provide an introductory chapter which outlines the themes of the volume and explicates the terms in which they are discussed. The contributors open new avenues of enquiry involving concepts of 'presence', 'projective properties', visual conventions and syntax, and the appropriateness of figurative language in accounting for visual art. The issues they discuss will challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorising sustains.
Other author Gaskell, Ivan.
Kemal, Salim.
Subject Art -- History.
Object (Aesthetics)
Communication in art.
ISBN 052135384X (hardback)
0521445981 (paperback)