The Resource How pictures complete us : the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine, Paul Crowther, (ebook)

How pictures complete us : the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine, Paul Crowther, (ebook)

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How pictures complete us : the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine
Title
How pictures complete us
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the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine
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Paul Crowther
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eng
Summary
Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively beyond our finite limits and even invoke a sense of the divine. Such aesthetic transcendence forges a relationship with the ultimate and completes us psychologically. Philosophers and theologians sometimes account for this as an effect of art, but How Pictures Complete Us distinguishes itself by revealing how this experience is embodied in pictorial structures and styles. Through detailed discussions of artworks from the Renaissance through postmodern times, Paul Crowther reappraises the entire scope of beauty and the sublime in the context of both representational and abstract art, offering unexpected insights into familiar phenomena such as ideal beauty, pictorial perspective, and what pictures are in the first place
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Midwest
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Crowther, Paul
Dewey number
700.9/04
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Art, Modern
  • Pictures
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Art and religion
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adult
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How pictures complete us : the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine, Paul Crowther, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804798587
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11891062
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remote
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11891062
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MWT11891062
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How pictures complete us : the beautiful, the sublime, and the divine, Paul Crowther, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804798587
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891062
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891062
System control number
MWT11891062
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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