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Crossing of the Visible, JEAN-LUC MARION, JAMES K.A. SMITH
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Author:    JEAN-LUC MARION, JAMES K.A. SMITH

Title:   Crossing of the Visible

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Stanford Univ Pr January 2004

ISBN Number:    0804733929 / 9780804733922

Seller ID:   20090711158875

Painting, according to Jean-Luc Marion, is a central topic of concern for philosophy, particularly phenomenology. For the question of painting is, at its heart, a question of visibility--of appearance. As such, the painting is a privileged case of the phenomenon; the painting becomes an index for investigating the conditions of appearance--or what Marion describes as "phenomenality" in general.
In "The Crossing of the Visible," Marion takes up just such a project. The natural outgrowth of his earlier reflections on icons, these four studies carefully consider the history of painting--from classical to contemporary--as a fund for phenomenological reflection on the conditions of (in)visibility. Ranging across artists from Raphael to Rothko, Caravaggio to Pollock, "The Crossing of the Visible" offers both a critique of contemporary accounts of the visual and a constructive alternative. According to Marion, the proper response to the "nihilism" of postmodernity is not iconoclasm, but rather a radically iconic account of the visual and the arts that opens them to the invisible.

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