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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy

The Perceptual Structure of Three-Dimensional Art

Authors: Hackett, Paul M.W.

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  • Combines philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience and applies them to art
  • Covers abstract fine art from 1950 to the present
  • Offers a template for understanding the creation and viewing of fine art
  • Incorporates a facet theoretical approach
  • Extends the author’s previous research into the perception and creation of fine art
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This book deals with philosophical aspects regarding the perception of spatial relationships in two and three-dimensional art. It provides a structural understanding of how art is perceived within the space created by the artwork, and employs a mapping sentence and partial order mereology to model perceptual structure. It reviews the writing of philosophers such as Paul Crowther and art theorists such as Krauss to establish the need for this research. The ontological model established Paul Crowther is used to guide an interactive account of his ontology in the interpretations of the perceptual process of three-dimensional abstract art to allow the formulation of a more comprehensive philosophical account. The book uniquely combines structuralist and post-structuralist approaches to artistic perception and understanding with a conceptual structure from facet theory, which is clarified with the help of a mapping sentence and partial order mereology.

About the authors

Paul holds PhDs in psychology and fine art. He is a professor teaching ethnography at Emerson College, Boston and is a visiting academic in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has previously worked at Birmingham, Cardiff and Tufts Universities and has held honorary appointments at institutions such as York University, Toronto, and Birmingham University, UK.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48452-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 58,84 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48450-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Perceptual Structure of Three-Dimensional Art
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48452-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48452-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-48450-1
Series ISSN
2211-4548
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 95
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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