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The Resource Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry, by Cynthia Freeland

Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry, by Cynthia Freeland

Label
Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry
Title
Portraits and persons
Title remainder
a philosophical inquiry
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Freeland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • À boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --
  • Èngaging and filled with subtle insights, Portraits and Persons offers an important new perspective that enriches immeasurably our understanding of selfhood, personal identity, and portraiture.' Marya Schechtman, University of Illinois at Chicago --
  • In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. As she shows, portraits have served two fundamental functions through the ages. Firstly, they preserve identity, bringing us closer to loved ones who are either absent or dead. And secondly, they tell us something about the subject being portrayed: not just external things such as what they are wearing, but also the subject's emotions and inner state. --
  • Freeland also addresses a whole host of fascinating problems posed by the art of portraiture. Has postmodernism put an end to portraiture? Can a picture of an animal truly be a portrait? Do the self-portraits of artists like Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo amount to an autobiography? How have artists managed to depict the inner state of their subjects---both of those closest to them and those they barely knew? Is it possible for an artist to capture an individual's unique aura? And how has science been used to help in this quest? --
  • As Freeland shows, portraits are far more than just pretty pictures. They are a fundamental way of looking at ourselves and others, raising profound questions about our identity---how it is revealed, and how it can be preserved even after death. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeland, Cynthia A
Dewey number
704.942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7575
LC item number
.F74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portraits
  • Portrait painting
  • Portrait drawing
  • Aesthetics
Label
Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry, by Cynthia Freeland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
647988244
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199234981
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010925607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)647988244
Label
Portraits and persons : a philosophical inquiry, by Cynthia Freeland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
647988244
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199234981
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010925607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)647988244

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