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Publisher: Brill Archive
Release: 1985
File: 325 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004077723

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Genre: Emblems
Author: Cesare Ripa
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Release: 1779
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112081448596

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Genre: Emblems
Author: William Pinnock
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Release: 1830
File: 420 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0017639987

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This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about vision and visuality as well as on recent developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts. The volume offers fresh and sometimes extended discussions of single works as well as reevaluations of artistic and literary conventions and analyses of the economic, social, and technological forces that gave them shape and were influenced by them in turn. A wide range of figures are significantly reassessed, including the painters Charles Willson Peale, Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Caleb Bingham, Fitz Hugh Lane, and Mary Cassatt, and such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and William Dean Howells. One overarching theme to emerge is the development of an American national subjectivity as it interacted with the transformation of a culture dominated by religious values to one increasingly influenced by commercial imperatives. The essays probe the ways in which artists and writers responded to the changing conditions of the cultural milieu as it was mediated by such factors as class and gender, modes of perception and representation, and conflicting ideals and realities.

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Genre: Art
Author: David C. Miller
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1993
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300065140

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"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read."—Rudolf Arnheim, Times Literary Supplement

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: W. J. T. Mitchell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2013-05-03
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226148052

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This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arises from human beings’ desire to imagine, understand and communicate complex, ineffable concepts in fields ranging from fine art and philosophy to technologies of data visualization, from cartography and medicine to astronomy. The book will be of interest to scholars working in image studies, visual studies, art history, philosophy and aesthetics.

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Genre: Art
Author: Krešimir Purgar
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-06
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429557576

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Release: 1832
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0024481617

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Author: Erwin Panofsky
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:81549294

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Genre: Art
Author: Jan Baptist Bedaux
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release: 1990
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015022281441

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Since the late fourteenth century, European artists created an extensive body of images, in paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and other media, about the horror of disease and death, as well as hope and salvation. This interdisciplinary study on disease in metaphysical context is the first general overview of plague art written from an art historical standpoint.

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Genre: Art
Author: Christine M. Boeckl
Publisher: Truman State Univ Press
Release: 2000
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780943549859

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