Examines the phenomenon of 'seeing' through a study of art works from Mesopotamia, China, Africa and Europe. It demonstrates that the act of seeing has been understood in diverse ways with consequences for the production of art, the practice of religion, and the perception of world and self.
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How do people understand vision and the act of seeing? What is the eye and how is it understood to be connected to the brain? How do people look at gods and how do the gods look at people? And what can images tell us about these processes? Visuality Before and Beyond the Renaissance examines the phenomenon of 'seeing' through a study of art works from ancient Mesopotamia, China, Africa and European works ranging from antiquity to the early modern period. It demonstrates that in ancient and distant societies, the act of seeing has been and is understood in diverse ways with consequences for the production of art, the practice of religion, and the individual's perception of her world and herself. Treating diverse cultures and using a variety of methods from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, this book exposes the cultural contexts in which visual perception develops.
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Descripción Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000. , xiv, 269 pages, illustrated in black and white throughout First Edition , ex-library copy with labels on front and rear endpapers and on title page, internally clean and bright, the book is in very good condition , dust-jacket is faded at spine, clean and complete, in very good condition 26 x 18.5 cm Hardback ISBN: 0521652227. Nº de ref. de la librería 64722
Descripción Cambridge University Press. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1-L-036-00716