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What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images /

W.J.T. Mitchell.

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Main Author: Mitchell, W. J. T.
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005.
Topics: Art. | Visual communication. | Beeldcultuur. | Beeldcommunicatie. | Art. | Communication visuelle. | Bildbetrachtung. | Ästhetik.
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Main Author: Mitchell, W. J. T. (William John Thomas), 1942-
Physical Description: xxi, 380 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0226532453 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226532455 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226532488 (pbk.)
9780226532486 (pbk.)
Review: "Why do we have such powerful responses toward the images and pictures we see in everyday life? Why do we behave as if pictures were alive, possessing the power to influence us, to demand things from us, to persuade us, seduce us, or even lead us astray?" "According to W.J.T. Mitchell, we need to reckon with images not just as inert objects that convey meaning but as animated beings with desires, needs, appetites, demands, and drives of their won. What Do Pictures Want? explores this idea and highlights Mitchell's innovative and profoundly influential thinking on picture theory and the lives and loves of images. Ranging across the visual arts, literature, and mass media, Mitchell applies analyses to Byzantine icons and cyberpunk films, racial stereotypes and public monuments, ancient idols and modern clones, offensive images and found objects, American photography and aboriginal painting."--Jacket.

More Details for: What do pictures want? : the lives and l