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Image Science : iconology, visual culture, and media aesthetics

Author: W J T Mitchell
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015 ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost thirty years ago, W.J.T. Mitchell's Iconology helped launch the interdisciplinary study of visual media, now a central feature of the humanities. Along with his subsequent Picture Theory and What Do Pictures Want?, Mitchell's now-classic work introduced such ideas as the pictorial turn, the image/picture distinction, the metapicture, and the biopicture. These key concepts imply an approach to images as true  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mitchell, W.J.T. (William John Thomas), 1942-
Image science.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015010449
(OCoLC)905419536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W J T Mitchell
ISBN: 9780226231501 022623150X 9780226231334 022623133X
OCLC Number: 1004998229
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Art history on the edge: iconology, media, and visual culture --
Four fundamental concepts of image science --
Image science --
Image X text --
Realism and the digital image --
Migrating images: totemism, fetishism, idolatry --
The future of the image: Rancière's road not taken --
World pictures: globalization and visual culture --
Media aesthetics --
There are no visual media --
Back to the drawing board: architecture, sculpture, and the digital image --
Foundational sites and occupied spaces --
Border wars: translation and convergence in politics and media --
Art X environment --
The historical uncanny: phantoms, doubles, and repetition in the war on terror --
The spectacle today: a response to retort
Responsibility: W.J.T. Mitchell.

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Almost thirty years ago, W.J.T. Mitchell's Iconology helped launch the interdisciplinary study of visual media, now a central feature of the humanities. Along with his subsequent Picture Theory and What Do Pictures Want?, Mitchell's now-classic work introduced such ideas as the pictorial turn, the image/picture distinction, the metapicture, and the biopicture. These key concepts imply an approach to images as true objects of investigation--an "image science." Continuing with this influential line of thought, Image Science gathers Mitchell's most recent essays on media aesthetics, visual culture, and artistic symbolism. The chapters delve into such topics as the physics and biology of images, digital photography and realism, architecture and new media, and the occupation of space in contemporary popular uprisings. The book looks both backward at the emergence of iconology as a field and forward toward what might be possible if image science can indeed approach pictures the same way that empirical sciences approach natural phenomena. Essential for those involved with any aspect of visual media, Image Science is a brilliant call for a method of studying images that overcomes the "two-culture split" between the natural and human sciences

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