American Icons

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Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, televisions relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual narratives. But as reality ought to become history at one point, what are we to do with such windows on the past?Developing and applying a highly innovative approach to the modern picture, American Icons sets out to expose the historicity of icons, to reframe the history of the screen and to dissect the visual core of a medium that is still so poorly understood. Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and past spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture. *Author: Feldges, Benedikt *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 300 *Publication Date: 2009/09/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.63 inches

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Publisher Taylor & Francis
Mfg Part# 9780415875509
SKU 212473910
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415875501
Release Date 9/29/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television?s relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual narratives. But as reality ought to become history at one point, what are we to do with such windows on the past?Developing and applying a highly innovative approach to the modern picture, American Icons sets out to expose the historicity of icons, to reframe the history of the screen and to dissect the visual core of a medium that is still so poorly understood. Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and past spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture.|
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