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The Pleasure of Pictures
Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation





ISBN 9781138082144
Published July 11, 2018 by Routledge
320 Pages

 
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Book Description

The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation, or are the two relata constitutively associated with one another? The essays in the book’s first section investigate important conceptual issues related to the pictorial experience of paintings. In Section II, the essays discuss the notion of styles, techniques, agency, and facture, and also take into account the experience of photographic and cinematic pictures. The Pleasure of Pictures goes substantially beyond current debates in the philosophy of depiction to launch a new area of reflection in philosophical aesthetics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation: A Puzzling Relation



Jérôme Pelletier and Alberto Voltolini



Part I: Appreciation of Artworks



1. Seeing the Light: Aesthetic Appreciation and Understanding Pictures



Elisabeth Schellekens



2. Pictures: Their Power in Practice



Dominic McIver Lopes



3. It’s a Great Work But I Don’t Like It: On the Differences between Aesthetic Evaluation and Appreciation



Clotilde Calabi, Wolfgang Huemer and Marco Santambrogio



Part II: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation



4. Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation: Wollheim Reassessed and Vindicated



Alberto Voltolini



5. Pictorial Experience and Perceptual Activity



John Zeimbekis



6. Threefold Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Attitude



Regina-Nino Mion



7. Stylistic Deformity and Pictorial Experience



Katerina Bantinaki



8. Inflection and Representation



Jérôme Pelletier



9. Temporal Images: The Anamorphic Game and the Nature of Picture



Paolo Spinicci



10. Art Made for Pictures



John Kulvicki and Bence Nanay



Part III: Cinematic Appreciation



11. Sculpting in Time: Temporally Inflected Experience of Cinema



Robert Hopkins



12. Why to Watch a Film Twice



Enrico Terrone



Part IV: Aesthetic Appreciation, Agency and Facture



13. Pictures and their Surfaces



Gregory Currie



14. Neo-Impressionism Touch and Facture



Georges Roque



15. Evidence of Facture and the Appreciative Relevance of Artistic Activity



David Davies

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Biography

Jérôme Pelletier is a Statutary Member at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France



Alberto Voltolini is Professor in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Turin, Italy