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Description - Iconoclasm by Stacy Boldrick

The word 'iconoclasm' is most often used in relation to sculpture, because it is sculptures that most visibly bear witness to physical damage. But damage can also be invisible, and the actions of iconoclasm can be subtle and varying. Iconoclastic acts include the addition of objects and accessories, as well as their removal, or may be represented in text or imagery that never materially affects the original object. This book brings together a collection of essays each of which fundamentally questions the meaning of the word iconoclasm as a descriptive category. Each contribution examines the impact of iconoclastic acts on different representational forms, and assesses the development and historical implications of these various destructive and transformative behaviours.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754654216
ISBN-10: 0754654214
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stacy Boldrick

Dr Stacy Boldrick is VARIE Administrator at the Department of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, UK. Dr Richard Clay is Research Fellow at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, UK. Stacy Boldrick, Richard Clay, Fabio Rambelli, Eric Reinders, Aura Satz, Matthew Hunter, Charles Ford, Alexandrina Buchanan, Tom Gretton, Adrian Bantjes, Simon Baker, Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen, Polly Jones, Ramon Sarro.

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