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Art and representation : new principles in the analysis of pictures / John Willats.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0691087377
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 701/.82 20
LOC classification:
  • N7430.5 .W55 1997
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Drawing Systems. Ch. 2. Projection Systems. Ch. 3. Topology and Extendedness -- Pt. II. Denotation Systems. Ch. 4. Regions as Picture Primitives. Ch. 5. Line Drawing. Ch. 6. Optical Denotation Systems -- Pt. III. Picture Production. Ch. 7. Separate Systems? Ch. 8. Picture Production as a Process -- Pt. IV. The Functions of Representational Systems. Ch. 9. Representing Shape. Ch. 10. Flattening the Picture Surface. Ch. 11. Anomaly in the Service of Expression. Ch. 12. Investigating the Nature of Depiction -- Pt. V. Changes in Representational Systems Over Time. Ch. 13. Children's Drawing Development. Ch. 14. Historical Changes.
Summary: In Art and Representation John Willats presents a radically new theory of pictures. To do this, he has developed a precise vocabulary for describing the representational systems in pictures: the ways in which artists, engineers, photographers, mapmakers, and children represent objects. Using over 150 illustrations, Willats analyzes the representational systems in pictures by artists from a wide variety of periods and cultures. He then relates these systems to the mental processes of picture production, and shows how the Greek vase painters, Chinese painters, Giotto, icon painters, Picasso, Paul Klee, and David Hockney have put these systems to work.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Drawing Systems. Ch. 2. Projection Systems. Ch. 3. Topology and Extendedness -- Pt. II. Denotation Systems. Ch. 4. Regions as Picture Primitives. Ch. 5. Line Drawing. Ch. 6. Optical Denotation Systems -- Pt. III. Picture Production. Ch. 7. Separate Systems? Ch. 8. Picture Production as a Process -- Pt. IV. The Functions of Representational Systems. Ch. 9. Representing Shape. Ch. 10. Flattening the Picture Surface. Ch. 11. Anomaly in the Service of Expression. Ch. 12. Investigating the Nature of Depiction -- Pt. V. Changes in Representational Systems Over Time. Ch. 13. Children's Drawing Development. Ch. 14. Historical Changes.

In Art and Representation John Willats presents a radically new theory of pictures. To do this, he has developed a precise vocabulary for describing the representational systems in pictures: the ways in which artists, engineers, photographers, mapmakers, and children represent objects. Using over 150 illustrations, Willats analyzes the representational systems in pictures by artists from a wide variety of periods and cultures. He then relates these systems to the mental processes of picture production, and shows how the Greek vase painters, Chinese painters, Giotto, icon painters, Picasso, Paul Klee, and David Hockney have put these systems to work.