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The Language of Images

The Language of Images


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"A remarkably rich and provocative set of essays on the virtually infinite kinds of meanings generated by images in both the verbal and visual arts. Ranging from Michelangelo to Velazquez and Delacroix, from the art of the emblem book to the history of photography and film, The Language of Images offers at once new ways of thinking about the inexhaustibly complex relation between verbal and iconic representation."—James A. W. Heffernan, Dartmouth College

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226532158
Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date: 11/28/1980
Series: A Critical Inquiry Book Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry.

Table of Contents

Howard Nemerov: On Poetry and Painting, With a Thought of Music
Giulio Carlo Argan: Ideology and Iconology
Joshua C. Taylor: Two Visual Excursions
Elizabeth Abel: Redefining the Sister Arts: Baudelaire's Response to the Art of Delacroix
Ernest B. Gilman: Word and Image in Quarles' Emblemes
Leo Steinberg: The Line of Fate in Michelangelo's Painting
Gerald Mast: Kracauer's Two Tendencies and the Early History of Film Narrative
Christian Metz: Trucage and the Film
Rudolf Arnheim: A Plea for Visual Thinking
E. H. Gombrich: Standards of Truth: The Arrested Image and the Moving Eye
Joel Snyder: Picturing Vision
John R. Searle: Las Meninas and the Paradoxes of Pictorial Representations
Robert P. Morgan: Musical Time/Musical Space
W. J. T. Mitchell: Spatial Form in Literature: Toward a General Theory

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