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Art and representation : new principles in the analysis of pictures

Author: John Willats
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Art and Representation John Willats presents a radically new theory of pictures. To do this, he has developed a precise vocabulary for describing the representational systems in pictures: the ways in which artists, engineers, photographers, mapmakers, and children represent objects. Using over 150 illustrations, Willats analyzes the representational systems in pictures by artists from a wide variety of periods  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Willats
ISBN: 0691087377 9780691087375
OCLC Number: 35397908
Description: xiii, 394 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Drawing systems. Projection systems --
Topology and extendedness --
pt. II. Denotation systems. Regions as picture primitives --
Line drawing --
Optical denotation systems --
pt. III. Picture production. Separate systems? --
Picture production as a process --
pt. IV. The functions of representational systems. Representing shape --
Flattening the picture surface --
Anomaly in the service of expression --
Investigating the nature of depiction --
pt. V. Changes in representational systems over time. Children's drawing development --
Historical changes.
Responsibility: John Willats.
Local System Bib Number:
146857

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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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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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