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The Resource Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation, W.J.T. Mitchell

Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation, W.J.T. Mitchell

Label
Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation
Title
Picture theory
Title remainder
essays on verbal and visual representation
Statement of responsibility
W.J.T. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What precisely, W.J.T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, W. J. T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)
  • Arts, Modern
  • Postmodernism
Label
Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation, W.J.T. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt.1. Picture theory: The pictorial turn -- Metapictures -- Beyond comparison: picture, text, and method -- pt.2. Textual pictures: Visible language: Blake's art of writing -- Ekphrasis and the other -- Narrative, memory, and slavery -- pt.3. Pictorial texts: Ut pictura theoria: abstract painting and language -- Word, image, and object: wall labels for Robert Morris -- The photographic essay: four case studies -- pt.4. Pictures and power: Illusion: looking at animals looking -- Realism, irrealism, and ideology: after Nelson Goodman -- pt.5. Pictures and the public sphere: The violence of public art: do the right thing -- From CNN to JFK -- Conclusion: Some pictures of representation
Control code
28854526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780226532318
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1586529
Label
Picture theory : essays on verbal and visual representation, W.J.T. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt.1. Picture theory: The pictorial turn -- Metapictures -- Beyond comparison: picture, text, and method -- pt.2. Textual pictures: Visible language: Blake's art of writing -- Ekphrasis and the other -- Narrative, memory, and slavery -- pt.3. Pictorial texts: Ut pictura theoria: abstract painting and language -- Word, image, and object: wall labels for Robert Morris -- The photographic essay: four case studies -- pt.4. Pictures and power: Illusion: looking at animals looking -- Realism, irrealism, and ideology: after Nelson Goodman -- pt.5. Pictures and the public sphere: The violence of public art: do the right thing -- From CNN to JFK -- Conclusion: Some pictures of representation
Control code
28854526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780226532318
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1586529

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