Images: A Reader
Images: A Reader provides a key resource for students, academics, practitioners and other readers engaged in the critical, theoretical and practical study of images. The Reader is concerned with the notion of the 'image' in all its theoretical, critical and practical contexts, uses and history. The Reader provides a map of the differences and similarities between the various disciplinary approaches to images, breaking the ground for a new interdisciplinary study of images, in the arts and humanities and beyond.
Images: A Reader is divided into three parts:
• Historical and Philosophical Precedents sets the background for contemporary debates about images.
• Theories of Images provides key texts of the major approaches through which images are conceptualised.
• Image Culture introduces some of the more recent debates about images and today's visual environment.
The selection of over 80 key readings, across the domains of philosophy, art, literature, science, critical theory and cultural studies tells the story of images through intellectual history from the Bible to the present. By including both well-established writings and more recent, innovative research, the Reader outlines crucial developments in contemporary discourses about images.
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Chaper 2 From Kant to Freud
Theories of Images
Chapter 3 Ideology Critique
Chapter 4 Art History
Chapter 5 Semiotics
Chapter 6 Phenomenology
Chapter 7 Psychoanalysis
Chapter 9 Image as Thought
Chapter 10 Fabrication
Chapter 11 Visual Culture
Chapter 12 Vision and Visuality
Chapter 13 Image Studies
Notes on Contributors
Notes on Editors
Chapter 8 Images and Words