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Portraits and Persons Hardcover – Jul 1 2010

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It is an informative and stimulating read. Susie Hodge, Artist Admirably straightforward, cogent, and thought-provoking. It is what good philosophical writing should be. Charles Saumarez Smith, Literary Review

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Cynthia Freeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, Texas. She has published widely on topics in the philosophy of art and film, including But is is Art?, also published by Oxford University Press.

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A different perspective. Jan. 3 2014
By Kevin Russo - Published on
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I found this book very interesting, as a portrait photographer. It's more of an intellectual look at the process of portraiture than an artistic look.

It was for me a very hard read but I will so go back and reread chapters to gain further understanding.

It looks at portraits from a very different perspective, and questions what is a portrait, and what makes a image a portrait.

It considers DNA scans as portraits as well as old style paintings and photography, if done with certain characteristics.
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Four Stars Aug. 29 2014
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Pointless and Overly Philosophical Oct. 15 2014
By ichimaru139 - Published on
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The author brings up a lot of philosophical points about what makes a portrait a portrait, and who we are as people, but most of these points depend upon definitions that she makes up herself. For example, she states her definition of a portrait, then uses that to argue what portraits are. Thus coupled with the fact that she basically says that experts in this field missed something important makes her seem arrogant. This book was stale and boring, and being forced to read it for college only made it that much more of a chore to read. Thus book offers a thought process regarding portraits, but if your like me you won't find it all that interesting (and sometimes even obvious)