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Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries portraits have been one of the most important art forms. But what do they tell us? What do they mean? And what makes a picture into a portrait? --dust jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 9780199234981 0199234981
OCLC Number: 647988244
Description: xii, 357 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Animals --
Contact --
Individuality --
Expression --
Self-knowledge --
Intimacy --
The fallen self.
Other Titles: Portraits & persons
Responsibility: Cynthia Freeland.

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Leading philosopher of art Cynthia Freeland investigates some of the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by the art of portraiture, such as: What do portraits tell us? What do they mean?  Read more...

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