Reading Images

Reading Images

by Julia Thomas



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333765401
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/11/2000
Series: Readers in Cultural Criticism
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

JULIA THOMAS is a Leverhulme Special Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.

Table of Contents

Contents .- List of Illustrations.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction.- Perspective; R. L. Gregory.- Monster Metaphors: Notes on Michael Jackson's Thriller; K. Mercer.- The Look; R. Coward.- In Plato's Cave; S. Sontag.- Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (extract); R. Barthes.- The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction (extract); W. Benjamin.- Panopticism (extract); M. Foucault.- Semiology and Visual Interpretation; N. Bryson.- Imaging (extract); T. de Lauretis.- Desperately Seeking Difference; J. Stacey.- The Oppositional Gaze; B. Hooks.- Of the Gaze as Objet Petit a' (extract); J. Lacan.- Pornography, Nostalgia, Montage: A Triad of the Gaze (extract); S. Zizek.- Motherhood According to Giovanni Bellini (extract); J. Kristeva.- Why Peter Eisenman Writes Such Good Books; J. Derrida.- 'Las Meninas'; M. Foucault.- Aesthetic Illusion and Virtual Reality; J. Baudrillard.- Summaries and Notes.- Glossary.- Suggestions for Further Reading.- Index.

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'This book will assist in broadening students' understanding of the naturally generative nature of the visual image – well done!.' – R. Harper, University of Wales, Bangor

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