By Caroline van Eck

ISBN-10: 9087282311

ISBN-13: 9789087282318

Throughout historical past, and worldwide, audience have taken care of artistic endeavors as though they're residing beings: talking to them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. even though during the last twenty years of person circumstances of such habit in the direction of paintings has elevated immensely, there are few makes an attempt at formulating a theoretical account of them, or writing the historical past of ways such responses have been thought of, outlined or understood. that's what this booklet units out to do: to reconstruct a few an important chapters within the heritage of thought of such reflections in Western Europe, and to provide a few development blocks in the direction of a theoretical account of such responses, drawing at the paintings of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell.

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