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An account of how Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to 'represent the unrepresentable' that aims to establish a theory of visionary imagery in Western art in general, and one for the Spanish Counter-Reformation in particular.
In this companion volume to "Iconology", the author investigates pictures - the concrete, representational objects in which images appear. Focusing on popular and television coverage of the Gulf War, he examines the capacity of visual images to awaken/stifle public debate, emotion and violence.
Taking the form of a protest against the official story of modernism, this text tells the story of the optical unconscious, an unruly, disruptive force that persistently haunted the field of modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s.
By Janet Wolff
This book has been a standard text for cultural studies and the sociology of art since its first appearance in 1981. It provides a clear and useful overview of theories and studies which contribute to the project of a sociology of art, ranging from sociology to art history, literary theory,...
"The four essays in this volume constitute Derrida's most explicit and sustained reflection on the art work as pictorial artifact, a reflection partly by way of philosophical aesthetics Kant, Heidegger, partly by way of a commentary on art works and art scholarship Van Gogh, Adami, Titus-Carmel. The illustrations are excellent,...