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Description - W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory by Kresimir Purgar

W.J.T. Mitchell - one of the founders of visual studies - has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This book will help both students and seasoned scholars to understand key terms in visual studies - pictorial turn, metapictures, literary iconology, image/text, biopictures or living pictures, among many others - while systematically presenting the work of Mitchell as one of the discipline's founders and most prominent figures. As a special feature, the book includes three comprehensive, authoritative and theoretically relevant interviews with Mitchell that focus on different stages of development of visual studies and critical iconology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138185562
ISBN-10: 1138185566
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kresimir Purgar

Kresimir Purgar is founder and head of the Center for Visual Studies in Zagreb. He is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies, Art History and Semiotics at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Among his recent titles are Theorizing Images (ed.) (2016) and "Essentialism, Subjectivism, Visual Studies. Concerning 'non-Disciplinary' Ontology of Images", in Revista de Comunicacao e Linguagens (2016).

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