Overview:Perspective as Symbolic Form - Zone Books - 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, it is an unrivaled example of Panofsky's early method that placed 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 "archaeology" 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. Yet the perceptual schema of each historical culture or epoch is different, and each gives rise to a different but equally full vision of the world. Panofsky articulates these different spatial systems, demonstrating their particular coherence and compatibility with the modes of knowledge, belief, and exchange that characterized the cultures in which they arose. Our own modernity, Panofsky shows, is characterized by its peculiarly mathematical expression of the concept of the infinite, within a space that is necessarily both continuous and homogeneous.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725708-9780942299533. It was written by the following authors: Christopher S. Wood, Erwin Panofsky. Book Perspective as Symbolic Form - Zone Books, which can be read online, published by the company: Zone Books. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fashion, Art, Photography. The book was published on 1996-12-11 00:00:00. It has 200 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download Perspective as Symbolic Form - Zone Books has PDF format and is called perspective-as-symbolic-form-zone-books.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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