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Vision and Textuality - Stephen Melville

Vision and Textuality

By: Stephen Melville (Editor), Bill Readings (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th June 1995
ISBN: 9780333609705
Number Of Pages: 412

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'Melville and Readings have done a superb job, not only in their choice of essays, but in their elaborate and highly ambitious introduction. It is the best assessment that I know of the current state of contemporary art history and criticism, the most subtle analysis of the theoretical alternatives open to contemporary and future work in these disciplines.' - Keith Moxey, Barnard College and Columbia University;This volume brings together the work of distinguished critics and art historians in order to reflect and assess the impact of current critical theory on the discipline and practice of art history. Centring on the intersection of questions of vision with the problematic of textuality, the book addresses how issues of politics, semiotics, psychoanalysis and historiography have contributed to the emergent terms and practices of the new art histories.

'Melville and Readings have done a superb job, not only in their choice of essays, but in their elaborate and highly ambitious introduction. It is the best assessment that I know of the current state of contemporary art history and criticism, the most subtle analysis of the theoretical alternatives open to contemporary and future work in these disciplines.' - Keith Moxey, Barnard College and Columbia University

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
General Introduction
Basic Concepts Of Art History
Beholding Art History: Vision, Place and Power
Past Looking
A Discourse (With Shape of Reason Missing)
The Aesthetics of Post-History: A German Perspective
How Oblivious is Art? Kitsch and the Semiotician
Reading the Gaze: The Construction of Gender in 'Rembrandt'
Philostratus and the Imaginary Museum
Topic and Figures of Enunciation: Is it Myself that I Paint
Armour Fou
The Pen and the Eye: The Politics of the Gazing Body
Impersonal Violence: The Penetrating Gaze and the Field of Narration in Caleb Williams
The Visibility of Visuality: Vauxhall Gardens and the Sitting of the Viewer
B/G
Vision Procured
In the Master's Bedroom
Photo-unrealism: The Contribution of the Camera to the Crisis of Ocularcentrism
Chance Encounters: Flaneur and Detraquee in Breton's Nadja
Index
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ISBN: 9780333609705
ISBN-10: 0333609700
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 28th June 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 15