Sunday, April 05, 2009
Froman, Wayne J. Review of John Sallis' TRANSFIGUREMENTS. NDPR (April 2009).
Sallis, John. Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008. Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art by John Sallis is an exceptionally rich and rewarding text. The text comprises an introduction, titled "Prefigurements," and eight chapters. The first chapter, "The Invisibility of Painting," calls attention to the current significance of art for philosophy and signals how Sallis will address art in this volume. The import of art today pertains to the collapse of the distinction, beginning in Plato, between the sensible and the intelligible. It is this distinction that has governed philosophy of art. The distinction's collapse means that the essence of art has to be rethought "from the ground up." . . . Read the rest here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=15725.