Ryan, Paul Jonathan (2009) Peirce's Semeiotic and the Implications for Aesthetics in the Visual Arts: a study of the sketchbook and its positions in the hierarchies of making, collecting and exhibiting. PhD thesis, University of the Arts London.
|Type of Research:||Thesis|
|Creators:||Ryan, Paul Jonathan|
The thesis argues that a particular aesthetic theory (Esthetics), is implied by Peirce's Semeiotic, and that they have both been clarified when tested from the perspective of a visual art practice involving sketchbooks. This research also constructs and lays out the first 'user friendly' guide to Semeiotically analyse any object, be it emotional, material or conceptual.
Findings were generated by comparing Peirce's sporadic writings on esthetics with his more complete Semeiotic, assessing them in situations making artworks, proposing and exhibiting them in public spaces, and analysing meanings of sketchbooks from UK public collections.
It was found that in theory:
Implications for the visual arts through practice:
In the conclusion, a summary of these uncovered implications is set against some problems raised by the complexity of the Semeiotic, and the immeasurability of Esthetic progress. Set against that critique is a positive assessment of the effects of the research on the sketchbook practice.
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Additional material accompanying this thesis is available for download from the British Library at http://ethos.bl.uk:8080/ethos/SearchResults.do.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||semiotics, Charles Peirce, sketchbooks, aesthetics.|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2012 12:51|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2015 05:12|
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