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American icons : the genesis of a national visual language

Author: Benedikt Feldges
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 13.
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Shedding light on the historicity of icons to reframe the history of the screen and dissect the visual core of a medium that is still poorly understood, this book presents new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Feldges, Benedikt, 1964-
American icons.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2007021205
(OCoLC)136780685
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benedikt Feldges
ISBN: 9780203937846 0203937848
OCLC Number: 191671621
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 288 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. A. Icons in the museum --
pt. B. Kaleidoscopic spectacles --
pt. C. Hyperrealism.
Series Title: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 13.
Responsibility: Benedikt Feldges.
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Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in a modern pictorial culture.  Read more...

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"Feldges argues that historians must abandon the idea that pictures can be used to construct a history of what they seem to depict, embracing instead a study of visual "etymology" - that is, tracing Read more...

 
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