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On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them

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ISBN-10: 0521624991

ISBN-13: 9780521624992

Edition: 1998

Authors: James Elkins

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In this study, James Elkins argues against the assumption that images can be adequately described in words. In his view, words must always fail because pictures possess a residue of "meaningless" marks that can not be apprehended as signs.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Marks, Traces, Traits, Contours, Orli, and Splendors
The anti-splendor
Figure and Ground in Philosophy, Neurophysiology, Phenomenology, Psychology, Painting, and Psychoanalysis
The signs of writing
The common origins of pictures, writing, and notation
Different horizons for the concept of image
Nine steps down the ladder of disorder
The unrepresentable, the unpicturable, the inconceivable, the unseeable