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More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art

Georgina Kleege


More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art explores the ways blindness and visual art are linked in many facets of the culture. The author writes from her position as the blind daughter of two visual artists. Due to this background, she claims to know something about art, but recognizes that this claim challenges cultural notions that conflate seeing with knowing. The book examines the ways blindness has been represented in philosophy, visual culture, and cognitive science, showing how these traditional understandings of blindness rely on an over-determined, one-to-one correspondenc ... More

Keywords: blindness, visual impairment, visual culture, disability access, museum access, aesthetics, perception, art education, audio description

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190604356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190604356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georgina Kleege, author
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley