Representation, The Objective Sign and the End of Art
With this book, Andrew Hollis looks at the phenomenon of representation, its relationship to both knowledge and technological advancements, and the role it plays in the formation and evolution of realities. He traces some of the major developments that have taken place in representation over the last 800 years, showing how the various strategies of signification have been more or less prominent depending on the use and understanding of the phenomenon itself. Building on the work done by Charles Sanders Peirce and Jacques Lacan, he also develops the concept of the objective sign, and looks at the part that the realisation of the object’s semiological possibilities has played in three-dimensional representation during the Twentieth century. Finally he relates all of the above to the place and function of the art-representation itself.