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dc.contributor.convenorPaul Cleveland and Ross Woodrowen_AU
dc.contributor.authorWoodrow, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.editorRoss Woodrowen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:22:40Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:22:40Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-05-28T03:08:32Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.acuads.com.au/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29873
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I will chart the seismic shift that has occurred over the past three decades in attitudes towards the interpretation of visual images. My strategy implies the argument that the reading, and by implication refereeing, of visual images would appear to be an inevitability given the accelerating change of attitudes towards pictures as containers of determinate knowledge. French critical theorists (Foucault, Barthes, Derrida et. al.) dominated debate on interpretation of text and image in the 1980s where my survey begins. Michel Foucault dismissed the image (in Madness and Civilization 1959/1988) as a fascinating site for the madness of dreams but one standing outside of reasoned interpretation because of an inherent excess of meaning and deeply hidden attributes and allusions. Generally, however, when images were discussed using identifiable interpretive strategies in the 1980s the framework was a variant of semiotic analysis. (Marin, Eco and Barthes - who famously, diverges from this mode in Camera Lucida). I use W. J. T. Mitchell's text Iconology: Image, Text Ideology 1986 as a focal text from the 1980s and follow this with two of his publications on images, one form 1995 and another from 2005 to demonstrate the dramatic shift in the approach to pictures across almost three decades. Around these focal texts by Mitchell I reference other texts and trends that culminate in the more recent proliferation of texts related to visual studies and the reemergence of aesthetics.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherACUADS and Queensland College of Art, Griffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.acuads.com.au/conf2009/conf2009.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameACUADS 2009: Interventions in the Public Domainen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleACUADS 2009 Conference: Interventions in the Public Domainen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-09-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-10-02en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBirsbane, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theoryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190103en_US
dc.titleReading Pictures: the Impossible Dream?en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Arten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.en_AU
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