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  • Author:
    Cynthia Freeland
  • ISBN:
    0199234981
  • ISBN13:
    978-0199234981
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  • Publisher:
    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 13, 2010)
  • Pages:
    357 pages
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    History & Criticism
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In Portraits and Persons, one of our leading philosophers of art illuminates the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by this enduring art form. Cynthia Freeland's discussion is remarkably free-wheeling.

In Portraits and Persons, one of our leading philosophers of art illuminates the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by this enduring art form.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Portraits have for centuries been one of the most important art forms. But what do portraits tell us? What do they mean? And what makes a picture into a portrait?In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. As she shows, portraits have served two fundamental functions throughout the ages. Firstly, they preserve identity, bringing us closer to loved ones who are either absent or dead

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She is Emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. She was the president of the American Society of Aesthetics until 2017.

Portraits have for centuries been one of the most important art forms. And what makes a picture into a portrait? In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. Firstly, they preserve identity, bringing us closer to loved ones who are either absent or dead.

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In Portraits and Persons, one of our leading philosophers of art illuminates the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by this enduring art form. Cynthia Freeland's discussion is remarkably free-wheeling. For example, in considering the simple question of whether one can have a portrait of an animal, she ranges from Descartes and Darwin to William Wegman's "May Ray" and David Hockney's dachshunds, and she sheds light on such issues as whether or not animals possess soul, mind, or individuality of character. Indeed, throughout the book, Freeland addresses a whole host of fascinating philosophical problems posed by the art of portraiture. How exactly have artists through the ages managed to depict the inner state of the subject being portrayed? Is it in fact possible for an artist to capture someone's individual "air," their unique aura? And how has science been used to help in this quest? Featuring more than fifty halftones, this is an exhilarating philosophical exploration of portraiture that highlights its important contribution to the complex evolving discourse about human nature.

Wafi
I found this book very interesting, as a portrait photographer. It's more of an intellectual look at the process of portraiture than an artistic look.

It was for me a very hard read but I will so go back and reread chapters to gain further understanding.

It looks at portraits from a very different perspective, and questions what is a portrait, and what makes a image a portrait.

It considers DNA scans as portraits as well as old style paintings and photography, if done with certain characteristics.
Unsoo
necessary purchase
Whitebeard
The author brings up a lot of philosophical points about what makes a portrait a portrait, and who we are as people, but most of these points depend upon definitions that she makes up herself. For example, she states her definition of a portrait, then uses that to argue what portraits are. Thus coupled with the fact that she basically says that experts in this field missed something important makes her seem arrogant. This book was stale and boring, and being forced to read it for college only made it that much more of a chore to read. Thus book offers a thought process regarding portraits, but if your like me you won't find it all that interesting (and sometimes even obvious)
Thorgaginn
A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Eyalanev
text book for college