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Art and representation : new principles in the analysis of pictures

Author: John Willats
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a fresh theory of pictures. This title develops a vocabulary for describing the representational systems in pictures: the ways in which artists, engineers, photographers, mapmakers, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Willats
ISBN: 0691087377 9780691087375
OCLC Number: 185437161
Description: 394 s., [8] plates -s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface Pt. IDrawing Systems Ch. 3Topology and Extendedness Pt. IIDenotation Systems Ch. 5Line Drawing Ch. 6Optical Denotation Systems Pt. IIIPicture Production Ch. 8Picture Production as a Process Pt. IVThe Functions of Representational Systems Ch. 10Flattening the Picture Surface Ch. 11Anomaly in the Service of Expression Ch. 12Investigating the Nature of Depiction Pt. VChanges in Representational Systems Over Time Ch. 14Historical Changes Notes Glossary References Index
Responsibility: John Willats.

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In sum, Willats offers clear applications of his ideas to an immense diversity of pictures from various sources. His tour de force will be the jumping-off point for most picture-perception Read more...

 
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