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References and further reading
Gombrich, E.H. (1977) Art and Illusion, 5th edn, Oxford: Phaidon.
(An influential and seminal work, deploying immense knowledge of art history, philosophy and psychology.)
Goodman, N. (1969) Languages of Art, 2nd edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Difficult, technical, but brilliant treatment of this and several other problems concerning the arts.)
Goodman, N. and Elgin, C.Z. (1988) Reconceptions in Philosophy, London: Routledge.
(Goodman’s later thoughts on the matter – and some useful replies to criticism.)
Hopkins, R. (1995) ’Explaining Depiction’, Philosophical Review 104 (3): 425–55.
(For more on the notion of outline shape, and its relevance to depiction; and for some sense of what other ingredients a complete account of the latter requires. Moderately difficult.)
Peacocke, C. (1987) ‘Depiction’, Philosophical Review 96: 383–410.
(A difficult attempt to put forward something very close to a resemblance view, and the source of the original gas example of §3.)
Schier, F. (1986) Deeper Into Pictures, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(A fascinating full-length exploration of pictures, although sometimes moderately difficult.)
Walton, K. (1990) Mimesis as Make-Believe, London: Harvard University Press.
(A highly influential and readable account, rooted in a grand theory of representation.)
Wollheim, R. (1977) ‘Representation: The Philosophical Contribution to Psychology’
Critical Inquiry 3 (4): 709–23.
(A useful and non-technical introduction to the range of views available – although it has its axe to grind.)
Wollheim, R. (1987) Painting As An Art, London: Thames & Hudson.
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