What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images

ISBN-10: 0226532488
ISBN-13: 9780226532486
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Art History, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Inquiry.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Images
Vital Signs Cloning Terror
What Do Pictures Want?
Drawing Desire
The Surplus Value of Images
Objects
Founding Objects
Offending Images
Empire and Objecthood
Romanticism and the Life of Things
Totemism, Fetishism, Idolatry
Media
Addressing Media
Abstraction and Intimacy
What Sculpture Wants: Placing Antony Gormley
The Ends of American Photography: Robert Frank as National Medium
Living Color: Race, Stereotype, and Animation in Spike Lee's Bamboozled
The Work of Art in the Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction
Showing Seeing: A Critique of Visual Culture
Index

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