Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn

2014.04.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Crowther, Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn, Bloomsbury, 2013, 195pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.04.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Crowther, Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn, Bloomsbury, 2013, 195pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781441119735. Reviewed by Jeffrey Powell, Marshall University Paul Crowther adds this to his already impressive list of books treating the history of aesthetic inquiry. As much as anyone working in the aesthetic arena, he has managed to build a resume that has especially treated virtually all of the major figures in aesthetics from the 20th and 21st centuries, including proponents from both the continental and analytic traditions. This, his most recent book, attempts to assess both traditions as a whole by focusing on very specific figures -- Wollheim, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, and Dufrenne -- and to then make a marriage of what he deems to be the strength of each tradition. From the continental side of the equation, Crowther applauds the phenomenological and. . .

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