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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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100 1 |aMitchell, W. J. T.|q(William John Thomas),|d1942-
245 10|aWhat do pictures want? :|bthe lives and loves of images /|cW.J.T. Mitchell.
260 |aChicago :|bUniversity of Chicago Press,|cc2005.
300 |axxi, 380 p., 16 p. of plates :|bill. (some col.) ;|c24 cm.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aImages. Vital signs : cloning terror -- What do pictures want? -- Drawing desire -- The surplus value of images -- Objects. Founding objects -- Offending images -- Empire and objecthood -- Romanticism and the life of things -- Totemism, fetishism, idolatry -- Media. Addressing media -- Abstraction and intimacy -- What sculpture wants : placing Antony Gormley -- The ends of American photography : Robert Frank as national medium -- Living color : race, stereotype, and animation in Spike Lee's Bamboozled -- The work of art in the age of biocybernetic reproduction -- Showing seeing : a critique of visual culture.
520 1 |a"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.
650 0|aArt.
650 0|aVisual communication.
650 17|aBeeldcultuur.|2gtt
650 17|aBeeldcommunicatie.|2gtt
650 6|aArt.
650 6|aCommunication visuelle.
650 07|aBildbetrachtung.|2swd
650 07|aÄsthetik.|2swd
856 41|3Table of contents|u
856 42|3Contributor biographical information|u
856 42|3Publisher description|u

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