Iconographies of Power

The Politics and Poetics of Visual Representation

1. Auflage, 2003
347 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1533-7
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Gebunden
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Band: 108
lieferbar: 15.09.2003

Schlagwörter: Ästhetik, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Bild, Aufsatzsammlung, Ikonographie, Photographie, kulturelles Gedächtnis, Pornographie

Today the question of iconography has taken on a new and more general urgency. As a dominant cultural practice, iconography embraces the politics as well as the poetics of visual representation within their specific historical and cultural conditions. In its contemporary significance the question of iconography moreover reaches beyond disciplinary boundaries of conventional definitions and interpretations of the relation between words and images in a demand to critically compare and contrast their different iconographies as cultural practices of power.
In their distinct arguments and from different perspectives, the essays collected in this volume are all similarly concerned with the iconographical power and poetics of the image, including a broad range of visual representations: prints and illustrations, painting, sculpture and concept art, documentary and art photography, film comedy and digital imagery. In all these instances, the image is looked at not as an exclusive and isolated phenomenon but, rather emphatically, as a visual and contextual event; as both the source and target of the collision and the collusion of word and image; as instances and symptoms of contemporary iconographic practice alike.

With contributions by Winfried Fluck, Mario Klarer, Mick Gidley, Douglas Tallack, Heinz Ickstadt, Peter Schneck, Maren Stange, Hanne Loreck, Zsófia Ban, Susanne v. Falkenhausen, Deniz Göktürk, Wendy Steiner, Hanjo Berressem, Kaja Silverman, Michael Wetzel.

Frank Kelleter in: Anglia, Bd. 123 (2005), Heft 2, 311ff

Astrid Böger in: Amerikastudien / American Studies, 51, 2 (2006), 257ff