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dc.contributor.authorWoodrow, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.editorGeorge Lazaroiu (executive editor - editorial board)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:22:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:22:42Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-22T07:04:05Z
dc.identifier.issn15848574en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37446
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT. In this paper I 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 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 Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology 1986 as a focal text from the 1980s and follow this with two of his publications on images, one from 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 re-emergence of aesthetics. Keywords: image analysis and interpretation, pictures and theory, visual studies, pictorial turnen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAddleton Academic Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/abstracts/analysis-and-metaphysics/volume-9-2010/reading-pictures-the-impossible-dream.htmlen_AU
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dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom62en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto75en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnalysis and Metaphysicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theoryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190103en_US
dc.titleReading pictures: the impossible dream?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Arten_US
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