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Iconotropism : turning toward pictures

Author: Ellen Spolsky
Publisher: Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this collection expand the boundaries of inter-art studies, claiming that human beings have evolved to draw nourishment from pictures. Ellen Spolsky argues in a polemical introduction that the recognition of our embodied need for pictures, that is, our human iconotropism, provides a fresh way of understanding the relationship of works of art to their historical contexts."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Spolsky
ISBN: 0838755429 9780838755426
OCLC Number: 53846544
Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Iconotropism, or turning toward pictures / Ellen Spolsky --
Murray Roston: a selected bibliography --
Iconotropism, or representational hunger: Raphael and Titian / Ellen Spolsky --
Bidden and forbidden sights: images of the Holocaust / Carol Zemel --
Imaging the imageless: iconic representations of the divine in Kabbalah / Elliot R. Wolfson --
Fictive beholders: how Ekphrasis dramatized visual perception / Tamar Yacobi --
Hercules at the crossroads: image and soliloquy in Annibale Carracci / Christopher Braider --
William Holman Hunt's The scapegoat: rite of forgiveness / transference of blame / Albert Boime --
Modern emblematic portraits: the interplay of word and image / Vivien Green Fryd --
Monet and the Fête de la Paix: seeing the big picture / Denise Pessah --
Iconotropism vs. logocentrism: the artwriting of abstract expressionism / Ilana Bing --
Owning up to images: Poe, Hawthorne, and Antebellum gift-book publication / Meredith L. McGill.
Other Titles: Turning toward pictures
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Spolsky.
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A collection of word and image studies set within the perspective of the cognitive study of interpretation. The editor posits that pictures and texts arise from the biological as well as the social  Read more...

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