American Iconology Book

American Iconology

  • Author : David C. Miller
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0300065140

American Iconology Excerpt :

This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about vision and visuality as well as on recent developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts. The volume offers fresh and sometimes extended discussions of single works as well as reevaluations of artistic and literary conventions and analyses of the economic, social, and technological forces that gave them shape and were influenced by them in turn. A wide range of figures are significantly reassessed, including the painters Charles Willson Peale, Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Caleb Bingham, Fitz Hugh Lane, and Mary Cassatt, and such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and William Dean Howells. One overarching theme to emerge is the development of an American national subjectivity as it interacted with the transformation of a culture dominated by religious values to one increasingly influenced by commercial imperatives. The essays probe the ways in which artists and writers responded to the changing conditions of the cultural milieu as it was mediated by such factors as class and gender, modes of perception and representation, and conflicting ideals and realities.

Iconology Book


  • Author : Cesare Ripa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1779
  • Genre: Emblems
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112081448596

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Iconology Book
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  • Author : W. J. T. Mitchell
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226148052

Iconology Excerpt :

"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read."—Rudolf Arnheim, Times Literary Supplement

The Iconology of Abstraction Book

The Iconology of Abstraction

  • Author : Krešimir Purgar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429557576

The Iconology of Abstraction Excerpt :

This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arises from human beings’ desire to imagine, understand and communicate complex, ineffable concepts in fields ranging from fine art and philosophy to technologies of data visualization, from cartography and medicine to astronomy. The book will be of interest to scholars working in image studies, visual studies, art history, philosophy and aesthetics.

Iconology  Neoplatonism  and the Arts in the Renaissance Book

Iconology Neoplatonism and the Arts in the Renaissance

  • Author : Berthold Hub
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000179118

Iconology Neoplatonism and the Arts in the Renaissance Excerpt :

The mid-twentieth century saw a change in paradigms of art history: iconology. The main claim of this novel trend in art history was that renowned Renaissance artists (such as Botticelli, Leonardo, or Michelangelo) created imaginative syntheses between their art and contemporary cosmology, philosophy, theology, and magic. The Neoplatonism in the books by Marsilio Ficino and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola became widely acknowledged for its lasting influence on art. It thus became common knowledge that Renaissance artists were not exclusively concerned with problems intrinsic to their work but that their artifacts encompassed a much larger intellectual and cultural horizon. This volume brings together historians concerned with the history of their own discipline – and also those whose research is on the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance itself – with historians from a wide variety of specialist fields, in order to engage with the contested field of iconology. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Renaissance history, Renaissance studies, historiography, philosophy, theology, gender studies, and literature.

Studies In Iconology Book
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Studies In Iconology

  • Author : Erwin Panofsky
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429976698

Studies In Iconology Excerpt :

In Studies in Iconology, the themes and concepts of Renaissance art are analysed and related to both classical and medieval tendencies.

The Aesthetics of Rule and Resistance Book

The Aesthetics of Rule and Resistance

  • Author : Lisa Bogerts
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800731509

The Aesthetics of Rule and Resistance Excerpt :

Effective visual communication has become an essential strategy for grassroots political activists, who use images to publicly express resistance and make their claims visible in the struggle for political power. However, this “aesthetics of resistance” is also employed by political and economic elites for their own purposes, making it increasingly difficult to distinguish from the “aesthetics of rule.” Through illuminating case studies of street art in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Caracas, and Mexico City, The Aesthetics of Rule and Resistance explores the visual strategies of persuasion and meaning-making employed by both rulers and resisters to foster self-legitimization, identification, and mobilization.

The Iconography and Iconology of Georges de la Tour s Religious Paintings  1624 1650 Book

The Iconography and Iconology of Georges de la Tour s Religious Paintings 1624 1650

  • Author : Stuart McClintock
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073963301

The Iconography and Iconology of Georges de la Tour s Religious Paintings 1624 1650 Excerpt :

This is a semiotic study of the artist's 21 religious paintings, paying special attention to La Tour's intentions & meaning as demonstrated through his use of symbols. This study interprets the paintings in terms of the artist's religious, political, artistic & geographical background.

Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History Book

Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History

  • Author : Michael Ann Holly
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 0801498961

Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History Excerpt :

No one has been more influential in the contemporary practice of art history than Erwin Panofsky, yet many of his early seminal papers remain virtually unknown to art historians. As a result, Michael Ann Holly maintains, art historians today do not have access to the full range of methodological considerations and possibilities that Panofsky's thought offers, and they often remain unaware of the significant role art history played in the development of modern humanistic thought. Placing Panofsky's theoretical work first in the context of the major historical paradigms generated by Hegel, Burckhardt, and Dilthey, Holly shows how these paradigms themselves became the grounds for creative controversy among Panofsky's predecessors--Riegl, Wölfflin, Warburg, and Dvorák, among others. She also discusses how Panofsky's struggle with the terms and concepts of neo-Kantianism produced in his work remarkable parallels with the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer. Finally, she evaluates Panofsky's better known and later iconological studies by reading them against the earlier essays and by comparing his earlier ideas with the vision that has inspired recent work in the philosophy of history, semiotics, and the philosophy of science.

Iconology of Composite Images Book

Iconology of Composite Images

  • Author : Dipak Chandra Bhattacharyya
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Art, Indic
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015826269

Iconology of Composite Images Excerpt :

Illustrations: 46 b/w figures Description: This is the first-ever exclusive study of the composite images of Indian iconography. Of the five chapters of the book, the one on Supreme Form can legitimately claim to be the first-ever comprehensive treatment of the theme concerned. The emphasis has been on the study of the socio-historical perspective of the images. The critical apparatus used consists of original source-materials, both published and unpublished. Copious textual citations and visual documentation in the form of more than forty illustrations of images lend authenticity to the volume which doubtless is a significant scholarly contribution to the iconological study of Indian art.

History of Aesthetics Book
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History of Aesthetics

  • Author : Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 1292
  • ISBN 10 : 0826488552

History of Aesthetics Excerpt :

Tatarkiewicz's History of Aesthetics is an extremely comprehensive account of the development of European aesthetics from the time of the ancient Greeks to the 1700s. Published originally in Polish in 1962-7, it achieved bestseller status and acclaim as the best work of its kind in the world. The English translation of 1970-74 is a rare masterpiece. Covering ancient, medieval and modern aesthetics, Tatarkiewicz writes substantial essays on the views of beauty and art through the ages and then goes on to demonstrate these with extracts from original texts from each period. The authors he cites include Homer, Democritus, Plato, St Augustine, Boethius, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, William of Ockham, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, Bacon, Shakespeare and Rubens. His study is systematic and extremely wide, including the aesthetics of the archaic period, the classical period, Hellenistic aesthetics, Eastern Aesthetics, Western Aesthetics, the Renaissance, sixteenth-century visual arts, poetry and music, Italian, English, Spanish and Polish aesthetics of the sixteenth century, Baroque aesthetics, and theories of painting and architecture in the seventeeth century. Tatarkiewicz (1886-1981) was the most distinguished Polish historian of philosophy of the twentieth century, with an international reputation as an aesthetician and authority in art criticism, the history of art and classical scholarship. The erudition, lucidity and clarity of his writing make this unique work an accessible and invaluable source for the study of the history of aesthetics.

A General Theory of Visual Culture Book

A General Theory of Visual Culture

  • Author : Whitney Davis
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400836437

A General Theory of Visual Culture Excerpt :

What is cultural about vision--or visual about culture? In this ambitious book, Whitney Davis provides new answers to these difficult and important questions by presenting an original framework for understanding visual culture. Grounded in the theoretical traditions of art history, A General Theory of Visual Culture argues that, in a fully consolidated visual culture, artifacts and pictures have been made to be seen in a certain way; what Davis calls "visuality" is the visual perspective from which certain culturally constituted aspects of artifacts and pictures are visible to informed viewers. In this book, Davis provides a systematic analysis of visuality and describes how it comes into being as a historical form of vision. Expansive in scope, A General Theory of Visual Culture draws on art history, aesthetics, the psychology of perception, the philosophy of reference, and vision science, as well as visual-cultural studies in history, sociology, and anthropology. It provides penetrating new definitions of form, style, and iconography, and draws important and sometimes surprising conclusions (for example, that vision does not always attain to visual culture, and that visual culture is not always wholly visible). The book uses examples from a variety of cultural traditions, from prehistory to the twentieth century, to support a theory designed to apply to all human traditions of making artifacts and pictures--that is, to visual culture as a worldwide phenomenon.