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An Anthropology of Images : Picture, Medium, Body

Author: Hans Belting; Thomas Dunlap
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... proposes a new anthropological theory for interpreting human picture making. Rather than focus exclusively on pictures as they are embodied in various media such as painting, sculpture, or photography, he links pictures to our mental images and therefore, our bodies.: -- Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Belting; Thomas Dunlap
ISBN: 9780691145006 0691145008 9780691160962 0691160961
OCLC Number: 691205559
Notes: "First published in Germany under the title Bild-Anthropologie: Entwürfe für eine Bildwissenschaft. ©2001 by Verlag Wilhelm Fink, Munich. ©Second edition 2002 by Verlag Wilhelm Fink, Paderborn/Germany."
Description: v, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A New Introduction for the English Reader --
Image, Medium, Body --
The Locus of Images: The Living Body --
The The Coat of Arms and the Portrait: Two Media of the Body --
Image and Death: Embodiment in Early Cultures --
Media and Bodies: Dante's Shadows and Greenaway's TV --
The Transparency of the Medium: The Photographic Image.
Other Titles: Bild-Anthropologie.
Responsibility: Hans Belting ; Translated by Thomas Dunlap.

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Proposes an anthropological theory for interpreting human picture making. This title looks at the relationship between image and death, tracing picture production, including the first use of the  Read more...

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"Belting is one of the most brilliant and most prolific art historians."-- Choice "[A] fascinating if not revolutionary look at the way we interact with other 'embodied' images such as sculptures, Read more...

 
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