Publication details [#6573]

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Cambridge , UK: Cambridge University Press


Kennedy's chapter discusses how metaphor, and other related tropes, can DC realized in art objects, such as paintings ("Metaphor and Art"). He first notes that metaphors are abundant in art with metaphoric pictures often playing on the activity of picturing as a way of using a pictorial device to make a point about the topic. Metaphoric pictures are especially notable because, as Kennedy claims, the mind does not use images that most directly frustrate the thought. Kennedy introduces some contrasts between verbal and pictorial metaphors, describing, for example, how some successful verbal metaphors can make poor pictorial ones and vice versa. This chapter generally celebrates the perceptual nature of metaphoric thought and he ways that art allows people to play with metaphoric possibilities. (Raymond Gibbs)