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Striking images, iconoclasms past and present

Author: Stacy Boldrick; Leslie Brubaker; Richard Clay
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All cultures make, and break, images. This book explores how and why people have made and modified images and other cultural material from pre-history into the 21st century. With its impressive chronological sweep and disciplinary breadth, this is the first book about iconoclasm (the breaking of images) and the transformation of broader sets of signs that includes contributions from archaeologists, curators, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Boldrick; Leslie Brubaker; Richard Clay
ISBN: 9781472413673 1472413679
OCLC Number: 863801327
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
List of Contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: Breaking Images / Stacy Boldrick --
Making and Breaking Images and Meaning in Byzantium and Early Islam / Leslie Brubaker --
Iconoclasm in European Prehistory? Breaking Objects and Landscapes / Henry Chapman and Benjamin Gearey --
The Buddha Head at Kofukuji Temple (Nara, Japan) / Fabio Rambelli and Eric Reinders --
Marked Faces, Displaced Bodies: Monument Breakage and Reuse among the Classic-period Maya / Megan E. O'Neil --
Creative Iconoclasms in Renaissance Italy / Anna M. Kim --
Allegorical Tomb of Lord Somers: British Identity Built on Ruins? / Lauren Dudley --
Saint Genevieve, Iconoclasm and the Transformation of Signs in Revolutionary Paris / Richard Clay --
Iconoclasm and the Enlightenment Museum / James Simpson --
Iconoclasm in the Twentieth Century: Machines, Mass Destruction, and Two World Wars / James Noyes --
The Taliban, Bamiyan, and Revisionist Iconoclasm / Jamal J. Elias --
The Cruel Practice of Art / Simon Baker --
Iconoclasm as Conservation, Concealment and Subversion / Simon Cane and Jonathan Ashley-Smith --
Conclusion: Saving Images (The Fate of Bones) / Stacy Boldrick and Tabitha Barber --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Stacy Boldrick, the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK ; Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham, UK ; Richard Clay, University of Birmingham, UK.

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'There is much for ACE members here, not least Leslie Brubaker's dazzling demolition of the well-worn binary account of the so-called Iconoclastic Controversy.' Art and Christianity

 
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