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The rhetoric of perspective : realism and illusionism in seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting

Author: Hanneke Grootenboer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Comparing realistic still-life paintings to trompe l'oeils, Hanneke Grootenboer shows how deceptive images playfully call attention to the limits of our perception. Challenging our vision, such images invite us to philosophize on the radical yet subtle differences between truth and deception." "Connecting contemporary critical theory with close readings of seventeenth-century Dutch still-life, trompe l'oeil, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hanneke Grootenboer
ISBN: 0226309681 9780226309682 0226309703 9780226309705
OCLC Number: 57576561
Description: xiii, 207 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the thought of painting --
The invisibility of depth: Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, and the lure of painting --
Truth in breakfast painting: horror vacuI versus the void and Pascal's geometrical rhetoric --
The rhetoric of perspective: Panofsky, Damisch, and anamorphosis --
Perspective as allegorical form: vanitas painting and Benjamin's allegory of truth --
Conclusion: the look of painting.
Responsibility: Hanneke Grootenboer.
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Offering an original theory of perspective's impact on pictorial representation, the act of looking, and the understanding of truth in painting, Grootenboer, shows how these paintings both question  Read more...

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"A remarkable book. The Rhetoric of Perspective is one of the soundest pieces of post-structuralist writing that the discipline has produced. The prose is lucid and crisp and, at times, poetic. Read more...

 
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