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Title:Perspective as Symbolic Form
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Erwin Panofsky, Christopher S. Wood
Publisher:Zone Books
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Number of Pages:196
Category:Art, Art history, Theory, Philosophy, Architecture, Non fiction, History

Perspective as Symbolic Form by Erwin Panofsky, Christopher S. Wood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Perspective as Symbolic Form Here at last is a published translation of this classic essay available for many years in every major European language except English It first appeared in and its status has since been established by the numerous commentators who have referred to it as the source of a new kind of interpretation of perspective Robin Evans AA Files Erwin Panofsky s Perspective as Symbolic Form is one of the great works of modern intellectual history the legendary text that has dominated all art historical and philosophical discussions on the topic of perspective in this century Finally available in English this unrivaled example of Panofsky s early method places him within broader developments in theories of knowledge and cultural change Here drawing on a massive body of learning that ranges over Antique philosophy theology science and optics as well as the history of art Panofsky produces a type of archeology of Western representation that far surpasses the usual scope of art historical studies Perspective in Panofsky s hands becomes a central component of a Western will to form the expression of a schema linking the social cognitive psychological and especially technical practices of a given culture into harmonious and integrated wholes He demonstrates how the perceptual schema of each historical culture or epoch is unique and how each gives rise to a different but equally full vision of the world Panofsky articulates these distinct spatial systems explicating their particular coherence and compatibility with the modes of knowledge belief and exchange that characterized the cultures in which they arose Our ownmodernity Panofsky shows is inseparable from its peculiarly mathematical expression of the concept of the infinite within a space that is both continuous and homogenous .

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Renaissance and Renascences in Western Art, Early Netherlandish Painting, Volume 2, The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer, Perspective as Symbolic Form, Meaning in the Visual Arts, Tomb Sculpture: Four Lectures on Its Changing Aspects from Ancient Egypt to Bernini, Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism, Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance, Idea: A Concept in Art Theory, Three Essays on Style