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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
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benedikt Feldges
ISBN: 9780415956352 0415956358 9780203937846 0203937848
OCLC Number: 353982673
Description: vi, 288 p.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part A: Icons in the Museum Part B: Kaleidoscopic Spectacles Part C: Hyperrealism Appendix Glossary: Four Codes of Visual Language Notes Listing of Sources Bibliography
Series Title: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 13
Responsibility: Benedikt Feldges.
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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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