Verbeelding Over waarneming en kunst
A smooth line, a circle, a few straight lines and then a curve. To visualise this, we need the power of imagination. Imagination is essential to humans and is always there: a back and forth between chaos and order, multiplicity and unity, meaninglessness and meaning. In this book the emphasis is on the relationship between imagination and art, on imagination that creates visual images. And who better to write about this than philosopher Onno Zijlstra, author of many inspiring books about aesthetics and perception? An important role in the book is reserved for the eighteenth-century philosopher Immanuel Kant and his thinking about the imagination. Kant gives the imagination a central place in his philosophy: no reality without imagination. With this book about the relationship between imagination, perception and art, Onno Zijlstra wants to tempt us to look, look again and look again.