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Merleau-ponty Reframed : A Guide for the Arts Student (Paperback) (Andrew Fisher)
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Merleau-Ponty wrote that philosophy was, "A way of relearning to look at the world." Since the 1950s, artists, art historians, and philosophers have been continually influenced by his work. But how to make sense of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and his belief that perception should be questioned above all else? This accessible guide explores both his thought and its impact on visual art. Examining work by artists, including Paul Cézanne, Vito Acconci, Katy la Rocca, and Dan Graham, it presents Merleau-Ponty's engagement with the body, interpersonal relations, the senses, and the environment through concrete examples. Exploring the wide-ranging and interdisciplinary nature of Merleau-Ponty's work, this book unpacks his legacy and continued relevance, encouraging the reader to look with fresh eyes at art and its place in the world.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Art, Philosophy
Series Title: Contemporary Thinkers
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Author: Andrew Fisher
Street Date: January 8, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7879
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