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Author Lepenies, Philipp H.

Title Art, Politics, and Development : How Linear Perspective shaped Policies in the Western World.

Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (215 pages).
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Series Politics History & Social Chan.
Politics History & Social Chan.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface; Introduction; 1. Perspective: A Window to the World and to the Future; Perspective; Anticipation of a New Weltanschauung: Transgressing Medieval Boundaries; 2. From Art to Worldview; The Disenchantment of the Physical World; Toward a New Horizon: The Discovery of Linear Time and the Idea of Progress; Condorcet: From the Linear Perspective Worldview to the Development Mind-set; The Notion of the "Other" prior to the Esquisse; The Development Mind-set Further Concretized: The Idea of Civilizing and Civilization.
Linear Perspective and the Development Mind-set: A Summary of Key Concepts3. Modern Development; The Contemporary Development Mind-set; Educating the "Others"; The "Rage de Vouloir Conclure"; 4. Counterperspectives; Resistance to the Perspective Worldview; Antiperspective Movements in Art History; Proposals for Development Alternatives; A Nonlinear Approach; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Summary In his groundbreaking study, Art, Politics and Development, Philipp Lepenies contributes to the ongoing controversy about why the track record of development aid is so dismal. He asserts that development aid policies are grounded in a specific way of literally looking at the world. This "worldview" is the result of a mental conditioning that began with the invention of linear perspective in Renaissance art. It not only triggered the emergence of modern science and brought forth our Western notion of progress, but ultimately, development as well. Art, Politics, and Deve.
Subject Perspective -- History.
Art and society -- Western countries -- History.
Civilization, Western -- History.
Art and society -- Western countries -- History.
Civilization, Western -- History.
Perspective -- History.
ART / General
Western countries. (OCoLC)fst01302083
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Lepenies, Philipp H. Art, Politics, and Development : How Linear Perspective shaped Policies in the Western World. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013 9781439910849
ISBN 9781439910863
1439910863

 
    
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