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Meditations On a Hobby Horse and Other Essays On the Theory of Art


Publisher:Phaidon Press



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Paperback. Pub the Date: September. 1994 Pages: 145 Publisher: Phaidon Press Originally published in. 1963. the this book was the first volume of collected essays to be published in the author's long. and distinguished series In it he addresses fundamental questions about the nature of artistic achievement. the criteria of artistic value. and the role of language in understanding and interpreting images. These essays explore the problematic character of metaphors. analogies. symbols. myths. conventions and traditions in art and art-historical writing. and investigate the notions of representation. expression. abstraction and illusion.

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