Dominic McIver Lopes

Selected Publications
  • Four Arts of Photography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, coming in the fall of 2015)
  • Beyond Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Understanding Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996). French, trans. Laure Blanc-Benon (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes) [abstract] [amazon.com], 2014
  • A Philosophy of Computer Art (London: Routledge, 2009) – Winner of the 2009 Outstanding Book Prize from the American Society for Aesthetics; Designated an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice by the American Library Association
  • Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005 [paperback August 2007]) [abstract] [amazon.com] [sample chapter]

 

Research Interests    

I work mainly in aesthetics and am a member of the UBC aesthetics group. My research focusses on pictorial representation and perception; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value. I am working on a book entitled Being for Beauty; Aesthetic Agency and Value.