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Perspective as Symbolic Form

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ISBN-10: 0942299531

ISBN-13: 9780942299533

Edition: 1996

Authors: Erwin Panofsky, Christopher S. Wood

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication date: 12/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968

Christopher S. Wood is Professor in the Department of History of Art, Yale University. He is the author of Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, and the editor of The Vienna School Reader: Politics and Art Historical Method in the 1930s (Zone Books, 2000).