Henri Bergson and Visual Culture: A Philosophy for a New Aesthetic 2020026657, 2020026658, 9781350161764, 9781350161788, 9781350161795, 9781350161771

What does it mean to see time in the visual arts and how does art reveal the nature of time? Paul Atkinson investigates

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Henri Bergson and Visual Culture: A Philosophy for a New Aesthetic
 2020026657, 2020026658, 9781350161764, 9781350161788, 9781350161795, 9781350161771

Table of contents :
Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
Figures
Introduction
Chapter 1: Durée
The poetics of philosophical argument
The theory of durée
Between metaphysics and aesthetics
Bergson’s influence on the avant-garde
Conclusion
Chapter 2: Gesture
Introspection, corporeality and the aesthetic feelings
Aesthetics, movement and decorporealization
Following the line between touch and vision
Material gestures and the resistance of matter
Conclusion
Chapter 3: Life
Life and the extension of consciousness
The apprehension of life and art’s unforeseeability
Life: Materiality and flexibility
Creation as variation
Conclusion
Chapter 4: Perception
Utilitarian perception and the logic of solid bodies
From perceptual utility to the processual real
The perception of difference and the contraction of quality
Conclusion
Notes
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Bibliography
Index

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