Chapter 5

Representation: Many Ways to Say Things

Question: Do I use a full range of methods of communication, including symbols, to unambiguously convey my points?

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Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake, Utagawa Hiroshige(Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.58)

The word representation often is used in verb form—to represent—like several other similar words: to denote, to portray, and so on. When using these words, we look for the object to which they refer. These are things, events, natural occurrences, theories, states of affairs, or concepts that a person wishes to convey, or communicate, to another. These referential objects ...

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