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The paradoxes of art : a phenomenological investigation

Author: Alan Paskow
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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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 pictorial art, demonstrating that certain paintings beckon us to view their contents as real. Emblematic of the fundamental concerns of our lives, what we visualize in paintings, he argues, is not simply in our heads but in our world.  Read more...
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Named Person: Martin Heidegger
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Paskow
ISBN: 0521828333 9780521828338
OCLC Number: 52058273
Description: xi, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Reality of Fictional Beings --
2. Things in Our World --
3. Why and How Others Matter --
4. Why and How Painting Matters --
5. For and Against Interpretation.
Responsibility: Alan Paskow.
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