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Art, word and image : two thousand years of visual/textual interaction

Author: John Dixon Hunt; David Lomas; Michael Corris; Jeremy D Adler
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2010.
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A ground-breaking, highly illustrated survey of the use of words and language in art, from ancient times to today's digital media. The authors examine what happens when a painting is 'invaded' by language: how do the two forms interact and combine, and what messages are intended for the viewer.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dixon Hunt; David Lomas; Michael Corris; Jeremy D Adler
ISBN: 9781861897459 1861897456
OCLC Number: 318873195
Description: 410 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The fabric and the dance : word and image to 1900 / John Dixon Hunt. Blake's illuminated word / Joseph Viscomi --
'New in art, they are already soaked in humanity' : word and image 1900-1945 / David Lomas. Paul Klee as 'poet-painter' / Jeremy Adler ; Sense and nonsense in Kurt Schwitters / Michael White --
Word and image in art since 1945 / Michael Corris. August Walla : devil/god, image/text / Stephen Barber ; 'The sound of painting' : Colin McCahon / Rex Butler and Laurence Simmons ; Revelation in image and word : the apocalypse according to Horst Haack / Barbara Weyandt ; Raymond Pettibon : words and images / Hamza Walker.
Responsibility: John Dixon Hunt, David Lomas, Michael Corris ; with essays by Jeremy Adler [and others].
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A highly illustrated survey of the use of words (or language) in art. Art, Word and Image asks what it means when a painting is 'invaded' by language - how do the two forms converse and combine, and  Read more...

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