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- DescriptionAlmost thirty years ago, W. J. T. Mitchell's Icology helped launch the interdisciplinary study of visual media, w a central feature of the modern humanities. Along with his subsequent Picture Theory and What Do Pictures Want?, Mitchell's w-classic work introduced such ideas as the pictorial turn, the image/picture distinction, the metapicture, and the biopicture. These key concepts imply an approach to images as true objects of investigation-an image science. Continuing with this influential line of thought, Image Science gathers Mitchell's most recent essays on media aesthetics, visual culture, and artistic symbolism. The chapters delve into such topics as the physics and biology of images, digital photography and realism, architecture and new media, and the occupation of space in contemporary popular uprisings. The book looks both backward at the emergence of icology as a field and forward toward what might be possible if image science can indeed approach pictures the same way that empirical sciences approach natural phemena. Essential for those involved with any aspect of visual media, Image Science is a brilliant call for a method of studying images that overcomes the two-culture split between the natural and human sciences.
- Author BiographyW. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry.
- Author(s)W. J. T. Mitchell
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication27/10/2015
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight748 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine23 mm
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