A Syncretistic Theory of Depiction

2016.02.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alberto Voltolini, A Syncretistic Theory of Depiction, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 269pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137263285.
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2016.02.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alberto Voltolini, A Syncretistic Theory of Depiction, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 269pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137263285. Reviewed by Elisa Caldarola, Università di Padova/University of Maryland, College Park In this book, Alberto Voltolini puts forward a new theory of depiction, integrating elements from other available accounts. Because of the "syncretistic" character of his proposal, he dedicates Part I to a detailed analysis of the main accounts on offer, including a thorough investigation of the notion of seeing-in. As a consequence, the book also works as an accurate introduction to theories of depiction, perhaps the most complete currently available. Voltolini's original proposal is outlined and defended in Part II: it provides an extensive theory of depiction, which can also deal with specific issues such as inflected seeing-in, the depiction of impossibilia, sculptural depiction, and pictures in. . .

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