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Patterns of intention : on the historical explanation of pictures

Author: Michael Baxandall
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enquiry into the historical understanding of pictures - something sought not only by art historians but by anyone who looks at a picture in the knowledge that it is old or comes out of a culture different from their own.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Baxandall
ISBN: 0300034652 9780300034653 0300037635 9780300037630
OCLC Number: 11867765
Description: xii, 147 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: language and explanation. The objects of explanation: pictures considered under descriptions --
Descriptions of pictures as representations of thought about having seen pictures --
Three kinds of descriptive word --
The obstensivity of critical description. 1. The historical object: Benjamin Baker's Forth bridge. The idiographic stance --
The Forth bridge, a narrative --
Putting questions: why at all and why thus? --
Sorting the causes of form --
the triangle of re-enactment: a descriptive construct --
The peculiarity of the pictorial object. 2. Intentional visual interest: Picasso's Portrait of Kahnweiler. The pictorial charge and the painter's brief --
Who set Picasso's brief? --
The cultural painter: troc --
Picasso's market: structural cues and choice --
Excursus against influence --
Angles on process: positioning the intentional flux --
Kahnweiler, Picasso and problems. 3. Pictures and ideas: Chardin's A lady taking tea. Painters and thought --
Vulgar Lockeanism and vision --
A lady taking tea: distinctness and brightness --
Distinctness of vision: accommodation and acuity --
Chardin and past art --
Middle-men: La hire, Le clerc, Camper --
Substance, sensation and perception --
A pictorial corollary approximated --
A lady taking tea: Lockean viewing. 4. Truth and other cultures: Piero Della Francesca's Baptism of Christ. Cultural difference --
Knowledge of other cultures: participant's understanding and observer's understanding --
Commensurazione: an old word --
Three functions of old words: necessity, strangeness and superostensivity --
Truth and validation: external decorum, internal decorum and positive parsimony --
Three iconographies --
Plain reading of the picture --
The authority of the pictorial order --
Criticism and questionability.
Responsibility: Michael Baxandall.

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