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Memory and image

Andrea Pinotti

Title:
Memory and image
Author(s):
Pinotti, Andrea
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
"One possible way of practicing art history as a history of the cultural tradition is to establish a “chain” among the artistic phenomena, so that the last phenomenon is the most derivate, and determined by the previous degrees influencing it (as regards forms, themes, styles, and so on), up to the origin of the chain itself as a the Prime Mover, the primum momentum agens. Such method has something to do (although it is not identical with) an aetiological (causalistic – deterministic) approach based on the cause-effect model, and it seems quite close to the genealogical “family tree” which reconstructs the origins of a family through the different levels of kinship."
Subject(s):
Fine arts
Aesthetics
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Suggested Citation:
Andrea Pinotti, 2003, Memory and image, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10106.

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