Moving Imagination

Explorations of gesture and inner movement

Helena De Preester | University College Ghent and Ghent University
ISBN 9789027213563 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027272003 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume brings together contributions by philosophers, art historians and artists who discuss, interpret and analyse the moving and gesturing body in the arts. Broadly inspired by phenomenology, and taking into account insights from cognitive science, the contribution of the motor body in watching a film, attending a dance or theatre performance, looking at paintings or drawings, and listening to music is explored from a diversity of perspectives. This volume is intended for both the specialist and non-specialist in the fields of art, philosophy and cognitive science, and testifies to the burgeoning interest for the moving and gesturing body, not only in the creation but also in the perception of works of art. Imagination is tied to our capacity to silently resonate with the way a work of art has been or is created.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 89] 2013.  vi, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Bray, Dennis P.
2024. The Body of the Artist, in the Body of Christ: Toward a Theology of the Embodied Arts. Religions 15:3  pp. 345 ff. DOI logo
Depraz, Natalie
2019. Chapter 2. Shock, twofold dynamics, cascade. In Surprise at the Intersection of Phenomenology and Linguistics [Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 11],  pp. 24 ff. DOI logo

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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research


Gesture Studies

Main BIC Subject

JHMP: Physical anthropology & ethnography

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PHI015000: PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013005329 | Marc record