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Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon

Author: Martin Kemp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Image, branding, and logos are obsessions of our age. Iconic images dominate the media. Christ to Coke is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icons. It does so via eleven supreme and mega-famous examples, both historical and contemporary, to see how they arose and how they continue to function. Along the way, we encounter the often weird and wonderful ways that they become transformed in an
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kemp, Martin.
Christ to Coke : How Image Becomes Icon.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2011
(DLC) 2011276380
(OCoLC)757917484
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kemp
ISBN: 9780191617041 0191617040 1283949512 9781283949514
OCLC Number: 763156933
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 368 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Christ: The True Icon; 2 The Cross; 3 The Heart; 4 The Lion; 5 Mona Lisa; 6 Che; 7 Napalmed and Naked; 8 Stars and Stripes; 9 COKE: The Bottle; 10 DNA; 11 E=mc[sup(2)]; 12 Fuzzy Formulas; Picture Acknowledgements; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z. Christ : the true icon --
The cross --
The heart --
The lion --
Mona Lisa --
Che --
Napalmed and naked --
Stars and stripes --
COKE : the bottle --
DNA --
E=mc[sup(2)] --
Fuzzy formulas.
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