On Images

Their Structure and Content

Author: John V. Kulvicki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019929075X

Category: Art

Page: 258

View: 6860

Kulvicki shows that a properly crafted structural account of pictures has many advantages over the perceptual accounts that dominate the literature on this topic. This book explains the close relationship between pictures, diagrams, graphs and other kinds of non-linguistic representation.


Author: John V. Kulvicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134652631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 5850

The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship between the observer and the observed? In this clear and stimulating introduction to the problem John V. Kulvicki explores these questions and more. He discusses: the nature of pictorial experience and "seeing in" recognition, resemblance, pretense, and structural theories of depiction images as aids to scientific discovery and understanding mental imagery and the nature of perceptual content photographs as visual prostheses. In so doing he assesses central problems in the philosophy of images, such as how objects we make come to represent other things, and how we distinguish kinds of representation - pictures, diagrams, graphs - from one another. Essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike, the book also contains chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary.

What is a Picture?

Depiction, Realism, Abstraction

Author: M. Newall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230297536

Category: Art

Page: 234

View: 3236

Using an approach deeply informed by philosophy of art, art history and perceptual psychology, this book places seeing at the centre of an original theory of pictorial representation and explores the ramifications such a theory has for the visual arts.

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

Author: Berys Gaut,Dominic Lopes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136697144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

View: 8568

The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and Wollheim. The second part covers the central concepts and theories of aesthetics, including the definitions of art, taste, the value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to issues and challenges in aesthetics, including art and ethics, art and religion, creativity, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts, including music, photography, film, videogames, literature, theater, dance, architecture and design. With ten new entries, and revisions and updated suggestions for further reading throughout, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.

The Pleasure of Pictures

Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation

Author: Jérôme Pelletier,Alberto Voltolini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351622641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 1918

The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation, or are the two relata constitutively associated with one another? The essays in the book’s first section investigate important conceptual issues related to the pictorial experience of paintings. In Section II, the essays discuss the notion of styles, techniques, agency, and facture, and also take into account the experience of photographic and cinematic pictures. The Pleasure of Pictures goes substantially beyond current debates in the philosophy of depiction to launch a new area of reflection in philosophical aesthetics.

Understanding Joints

A Practical Guide to Their Structure and Function

Author: Bernard Kingston

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748753994

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 889

This introductory text provides physiotherapy and osteopathy students with a firm understanding and awareness of the function of the main joints in the body.

The Stars

Their Structure and Evolution

Author: Roger John Tayler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458856

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 2922

This textbook gives a clear account of the manner in which knowledge in many branches of physics, such as gravitation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, can be combined to gain an understanding of the structure and evolution of stars. A major aim is to present the subject as one in which advances are still being made. The first half is an account of the observational properties of stars and a discussion of the equations that govern their structure. The second part discusses recent theoretical work on stellar evolution. The successes of the theory are stressed, but attention is also drawn to phenomena that are not completely understood. This is a new edition of a widely-used textbook first published in 1970. New topics include mass loss from stars and close binary stars.

Organizations in America

Analysing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices

Author: Arne L. Kalleberg,National Organizations Study (Research project)

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803958166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 2249

This volume presents an authoritative database on the workings of organizations in the United States. It describes the National Organizations Study, the first national survey of organizations in the US using a statistically representative sample. As well as outlining the study and the major conclusions it reaches, the book also looks at specific employment practices - hiring, training, promotion, performance measurement, benefit packages and contingent work - and how they compare between different businesses and business sectors. Differential treatment of employees according to ethnicity and gender is examined as part of the analysis of these topics.

Efficient Information Searching on the Web

A Handbook in the Art of Searching for Information

Author: Jonas Fransson

Publisher: Jonas Fransson

ISBN: 9197853917

Category: Computers

Page: 166

View: 2798

Information searching on the Web has become part of our everyday life. Efficient Information Searching on the Web deals with different aspects which are important to become a better searcher. To search for information is one of the most common occupations on the Web. We do it for work, for studies and in our spare time. We search for information about illnesses, far away countries or spare parts for the car. The Web is an important source of information, no matter if you are a journalist, a student, a university researcher or a teacher. Everybody can become more effective when it comes to searching for information. Central matters of the book are: How does a search engine work? How may the search services be used more efficiently? What is the invisible Web? How can the information be managed once it is found?

The Artistic Anatomy of Trees

Their Structure & Treatment in Painting

Author: Rex Vicat Cole

Publisher: N.A


Category: Plants in art

Page: 331

View: 3049

Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows

Their Structure and Measurement

Author: J. C. Kaimal,John J. Finnigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195062396

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 3322

This reference/text gives a simple view of the structure of the boundary layer, the instruments available for measuring its mean and turbulent properties, and ways to process and analyze the data.

Designing Web Navigation

Optimizing the User Experience

Author: James Kalbach

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553784

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9575

Thoroughly rewritten for today's web environment, this bestselling book offers a fresh look at a fundamental topic of web site development: navigation design. Amid all the changes to the Web in the past decade, and all the hype about Web 2.0 and various "rich" interactive technologies, the basic problems of creating a good web navigation system remain. Designing Web Navigation demonstrates that good navigation is not about technology-it's about the ways people find information, and how you guide them. Ideal for beginning to intermediate web designers, managers, other non-designers, and web development pros looking for another perspective, Designing Web Navigation offers basic design principles, development techniques and practical advice, with real-world examples and essential concepts seamlessly folded in. How does your web site serve your business objectives? How does it meet a user's needs? You'll learn that navigation design touches most other aspects of web site development. This book: Provides the foundations of web navigation and offers a framework for navigation design Paints a broad picture of web navigation and basic human information behavior Demonstrates how navigation reflects brand and affects site credibility Helps you understand the problem you're trying to solve before you set out to design Thoroughly reviews the mechanisms and different types of navigation Explores "information scent" and "information shape" Explains "persuasive" architecture and other design concepts Covers special contexts, such as navigation design for web applications Includes an entire chapter on tagging While Designing Web Navigation focuses on creating navigation systems for large, information-rich sites serving a business purpose, the principles and techniques in the book also apply to small sites. Well researched and cited, this book serves as an excellent reference on the topic, as well as a superb teaching guide. Each chapter ends with suggested reading and a set of questions that offer exercises for experiencing the concepts in action.

The Ocean Basins

Their Structure and Evolution

Author: Joan Brown

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292681

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 8839

This Volume describes the processes that shape ocean basins, determine the structure and composition of the ocean crust, and control the major features of the continental margins. Further subjects examined are the 'hot springs' of the deep oceans, the main pattern of sediment distribution in ocean basins including the recording of past climatic and sea-level changes, and the role of oceans as an integral part of global chemical cycles. Each Volume in this set is well laid out and copiously illustrated with full colour photographs, graphs and graphics. Questions to help develop arguments and/or understanding can be found in the text and at the end of each chapter, with worked answers provided at the back of each Volume. Each chapter also concludes with a sum mary to help consolidate understanding before the next chapter is begun.

Computational Science And Its Applications - Iccsa 2005

International Conference, Singapore, May 9-12, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Osvaldo Gervasi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540258605

Category: Computers

Page: 1234

View: 6684

The four-volume set LNCS 3480-3483 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2005, held in Singapore in May 2005. The four volumes present a total of 540 papers selected from around 2700 submissions. The papers span the whole range of computational science, comprising advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques as well as foundations, techniques, and methodologies from computer science and mathematics, such as high performance computing and communication, networking, optimization, information systems and technologies, scientific visualization, graphics, image processing, data analysis, simulation and modelling, software systems, algorithms, security, multimedia etc.


Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 8355

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

View: 6577

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Psychology of Reasoning

Structure and Content

Author: P. C. Wason,Philip N Johnson-Laird

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674721272

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 8249

At the core of the "Psychology of Reasoning" is a vigorous discussion that incorporates various illustrations--some of them humorous, all of them fascinating--of the use of reason under a wide variety of different conditions. Particular emphasis is placed on the difficulties involved in dealing with negatively marked information that must be combined and used with other information for reaching conclusions. Thorough treatment is given as well to the search for plausible contexts that will render anomalous or ambiguous statements "sensible."