Presence: The Inherence of the Prototype within Images and Other Objects

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Presence: The Inherence of the Prototype within Images and Other Objects reconsiders the notion of 'presence' in objects. The first book to address the issue directly, it contains a series of case studies covering a broad geographical and chronological range from ancient Greece and the Incas to industrial America and contemporary India, as well as examples from the canon of western European art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754634935
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: Histories of Vision Series
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 'Not one hair different ...' : Wen Zhengming on imaging the dead in Ming funerary portraiture
3 Projecting presence : the monumental cross in the Italian church interior
4 Installing absence? : the consecration of a Jina image
5 Presence and translucence : Appar's guide to devotional receptivity
6 Metonymy in Inca art
7 Presence of divinity : Poussin's conception of figures and the depiction of mythical nature
8 Psychological analysis of deciding if something is presented in a picture
9 Desire and disgust : touching artworks from 1500 to 1800
10 What is 'presence'?
11 Trompe l'oeil painting and the deceived viewer
12 The representation of 'soul' by Rembrandt
13 Amphiaraos present : images and healing pilgrimage in classical Greece
14 Wonders taken for signs : rethinking the 'fetish'
15 The image of the Roman emperor
16 Sound observer and ways of representing presences
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