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Theory of the Image

Thomas Nail


We live in the age of the mobile image. Our world is now saturated with moving images of all kinds, both analog and digital. This sea change in image production and circulation is nothing less than the Copernican revolution of our time. The centrality of the movement and mobility of the image has never been more dramatic. And just like the Copernican revolution, the aesthetic revolution of the image has consequences not only for the way we think about the contemporary image but also the way we think about all previous images. Theory of the Image offers a new and systematic philosophy of art an ... More

Keywords: Image, aesthetics, movement, philosophy of art, art history, generative art, materialism, kinesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190924034
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190924034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Nail, author
University of Denver