HuBERT DAMISCH. T H E. ORIGIN 0 F. PERSPECTIVE translated by John Goodman. THE MIT PRESS. CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS. LONDON. In part a response to Panofsky’s Perspective as Symbolic Form, The Origin of In the third – and most pointedly structuralist – part, Damisch traces the history of. In part a response to Panofsky’s Perspective as Symbolic Form, The Origin of While he appreciates the extraordinary depth of Panofsky’s text, Damisch.

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In the first part Damisch reassesses Panofsky’s account, considered here as the theoretical starting block. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Certainly, the author must have had to make choices about relative weightings of scope and depth. The task Damisch has set for himself is to refute both the positivist critics, whose approach makes up the bulk of perspective studies and is based on a complete repression of Panofsky’s early work, and the current pseudo-avant-gardist position whether in damisxh field of cinema studies or in literary criticismwhich tends to disregard facts and theoretical analysis.

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The Origin of Perspective

No eBook available Amazon. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: No eBook available Amazon. In several sections, however, more depth was critically needed. With the exception of Michel Foucault’s analysis of Las Meninas, it is perhaps the If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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The second part of the book brings the historical invention of perspective into focus, discussing the experiments with mirrors made by Brunelleschi, connecting it to the history of consciousness viaJacques Lacan’s definition of the thw as “a configuration in which the subject as such gets its bearings”. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Book titles OR Oriyin titles. With the exception of Michel Foucault’s analysis of Las Meninas, it is perhaps the first time a structuralist method such as the one developed by Claude Levi-Strauss in The Way of the Masks has been thoroughly and convincingly applied to Western art.

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Damisch argues that if a theoretical analysis of perspective is possible, using all the tools of structuralist semiotics, it is only possible in the context of a close look dzmisch its appearance in history, beginning with the details of the “invention” of perspective.

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Also, the critical perspective of the book is not clearly defined. This website uses cookies to ensure you get prspective best experience on our website. View freely available titles: The origin of perspective.

References to this book Imagem a Jacques Aumont No preview available – The task Damisch has set for himself is to refute both the positivist critics, whose approach makes up the bulk of perspective studies and is based on a complete repression of Panofsky’s early work, and the current pseudo-avant-gardist position whether in the field of cinema studies or in literary criticismwhich tends to disregard facts and theoretical analysis. Many of the ramisch of events and artists’ work are frustratingly brief.

In the third – and most pointedly structuralist – part, Damisch traces the history of the “perspective paradigm”, with a full discussion of the theoretical implications of its constitutive moments, in a brilliant analysis of the three known panel paintings of the “ideal City” produced in the quattrocento, in Piero della Francesca’s huber, in Carpaccio’s works, and finally in Velasquez’s Las Meninas. In the first part Damisch reassesses Panofsky’s account, considered here as the theoretical starting block.

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MIT Press- Philosophy – pages. With the exception of Michel Foucault’s analysis of Las Meninas, it is perhaps the first time a structuralist method such as the one developed by Claude Levi-Strauss in The Way of the Masks has been thoroughly and convincingly applied to Western art. In France it is considered one of the most important works of art history to have appeared in the last twenty years.

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Damisch argues that if a theoretical analysis of perspective is possible, using all the tools of structuralist semiotics, it is only possible in the context of a close look at its appearance in history, beginning with the details of the “invention” of perspective. The Origin of Perspective.

As a philosopher, he deals extensively with the epistemological problems raised by perspective in the writings of Panofsky, Cassirer, MerleauPontyHusserl and odiers.

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From inside the book. The second part of the book brings the historical invention of perspective into focus, discussing the experiments with mirrors made by Brunelleschi, connecting it to the history of consciousness viaJacques Lacan’s definition of the “tableau” as “a configuration in which the subject as such gets its bearings”.

Contact Contact Us Help. In France it is considered one of the most important works of art history to have appeared in the last twenty years. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Hubert DamischJohn Goodman. From inside the book. Account Options Sign in. While he appreciates the extraordinary depth of Panofsky’s text, Damisch exposes its shortcomings, and prepares to show through various examples that perspective in painting is not simply a matter of verisimilitude, but of thought, the notion of “thought in painting” being at the core of his work.

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