Visuality and virtuality : images and pictures from prehistory to perspective /

This book builds on the theoretical framework established in Whitney Davis's acclaimed previous book, A General Theory of Visual Culture, in which he shows how certain culturally constituted aspects of artifacts and pictures are visible to informed viewers. Here, Davis uses archaeological and h...

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Main Author: Davis, Whitney (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Images and pictures
  • Part 1: Analytics of imaging pictures in visual space. Visuality and virtuality : analytics of visual space and pictorial space ; Radical pictoriality : seeing-as, seeing-as-as, seeing-as-as-as ... ; What the Chauvet Master saw : on the presence of prehistoric pictoriality
  • Part 2: Bivisibility, bivirtuality, and birotationality. Bivisibility : between the successions to visuality ; Bivirtuality : pictorial naturalism and the revolutions of rotation ; Birotationality : frontality, foreshortening, and virtual pictorial space
  • Part 3: Pictorial successions of virtual coordinate space. What Hesire saw : virtual coordinate space in ancient Egyptian depiction ; What Phidias saw : virtual coordinate space in Classical Greek architectural relief ; What Brunelleschi saw : virtual coordinate space and painter's perspective.