The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World

1st Edition

Krešimir Purgar

July 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367206048 - CAT# K418927
Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language.

The contributors will demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arose from human beings’ desire to imagine, understand, and communicate complex, ineffable concepts in fields ranging from fine art and philosophy to technologies of data visualisation, from cartography and medicine to astronomy.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in image studies, visual studies, art history, philosophy, and aesthetics.

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