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Portraits and persons

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading philosopher of art Cynthia Freeland investigates some of the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by the art of portraiture. She answers questions such as: what do portraits tell us? What do they mean? What makes a picture into a portrait? And can a picture of an animal ever really be a portrait?
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Named Person: Person
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 9780199234981 0199234981
OCLC Number: 500794369
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Animals ; 2. Contact ; 3. Identity ; 4. Expression ; 5. Self-Knowledge ; 6. Intimacy ; 7. Experiments ; Index
Responsibility: by 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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It is an informative and stimulating read. Susie Hodge, Artist Admirably straightforward, cogent, and thought-provoking. It is what good philosophical writing should be. Charles Saumarez Smith, Read more...

 
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