Philosophy of art is traditionally concerned with the definition, appreciation and value of art. Through a close examination of art from recent centuries, Art and Phenomenology is one of the first books to explore visual art as a mode of experiencing the word itself, showing how, in the words of Merleau-Ponty, "Painting does not imitate the world, but is a world of its own". Including an extensive selection of full colour reproductions, Art and Phenomenology is essential reading for anyone interested in Phenomenology, aesthetics, and visual culture.
Includes bibliographical references and index.; HOLLIS no. 012851236
1. The phenomenological relevance of art / Mark Wrathall -- 2. Phenomenology and aesthetics; or, why art matters / Steven Crowell -- 3. Objectivity and self-disclosedness: the phenomenological working of art / Jeff Malpas -- 4. Horizon, oscillation, boundaries: a philosophical account of Mark Rothko?s art / Violetta L. Waibel -- 5. Representing the real: a Merleau-Pontyan account of art and experience from the Renaissance to New Media / Sean Dorrance Kelly -- 6. The judgment of Adam: self-consciousness and normative orientation in Lucas Cranach's Eden / Wayne Martin -- 7. Describing reality or disclosing worldhood?: Vermeer and Heidegger / Beatrice Han-Pile -- 8. Phenomenological history, freedom, and Botticelli's Cestello Annunciation / Joseph D. Parry -- 9. Showing and seeing: film as phenomenology / John B. Brough.