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The Resource Reading pictures, viewing texts, Claude Gandelman

Reading pictures, viewing texts, Claude Gandelman

Label
Reading pictures, viewing texts
Title
Reading pictures, viewing texts
Statement of responsibility
Claude Gandelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How and what do we see and know when we look at a painting? Conversely, how do we visualize the literary text? These questions are the focus of Claude Gandelman's virtuoso essays on reading and the visual arts. Gandelman's subjects range from the Egyptians to Franz Kafka, from Las Meninas to concrete poetry. His methodology is semiotic. He reads pictures as signs and tries to understand the significance of a wide variety of pictorial and textual signs and gestures. Kafks's caricature of the skeletal "hunger artist," for example, is read against the similarly distorted images of Expressionist painting and film. Another chapter, - on doors as thresholds, as visual rites of passage - studies the "optics of liminality" in art and literature from seventeenth-century realist Flemish painting to Madame Bovary. Two key chapters deal with the body images all of us bear within ourselves, the implicit image of oneself that is inscribed as a sort of imprint in the cortex and that has been visualized as a homunculus. Do we read this image and extract it, sometimes violently, in our images of the Other? -- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gandelman, Claude
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts
  • Arts
  • Apperception
  • Art appreciation
Label
Reading pictures, viewing texts, Claude Gandelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-175) 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
Touching with the eye -- The gesture of demonstration -- Penetrating doors -- Optics in extremis -- Toeing the line -- Homunculus as map -- Bodies, maps, texts -- The scatological homunculus -- Haptics in extremis -- Peeling off skins -- Reading order and disorder -- Oculocentrism and its discontents
Control code
22005405
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780253325327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90042147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1366410
Label
Reading pictures, viewing texts, Claude Gandelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-175) 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
Touching with the eye -- The gesture of demonstration -- Penetrating doors -- Optics in extremis -- Toeing the line -- Homunculus as map -- Bodies, maps, texts -- The scatological homunculus -- Haptics in extremis -- Peeling off skins -- Reading order and disorder -- Oculocentrism and its discontents
Control code
22005405
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780253325327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90042147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1366410

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