A Formal and Historical Sociology of Western Picture-making with Special Reference to J.M.W.Turner: Power, Space and Light
By: John Parker (author)Hardback
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Introduction - the sociology of art and the two reductions: reducing the autonomy of art; reducing the creative artist; the complementarity of Durkheim and Mead. Part 1 The necessity of arts and artists: from painting to the ritual of picture-making -Durkheim; the pragmatic critique of creative individualism - Mead. Part 2 A praxiology of pictorial composition: the discipline of pictorial composition; organizing pictorial work - methods and methodology; organizing pictorial work - performing and finishing; producing the producer; developing a corpus and avoiding self-destruction. Part 3 The origins of the practice: the structural emergence of pictures - lighting the "Transition"; central Italy at the end of the 13th century. Part 4 Turner as social producer: England and pictures - towards landscape; the defence of universality; the case of Turner; Turner's picture-making; conclusion.
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