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Words and images : a French rendez-vous /
edited & translated by Anthony Wall.
imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2010.
description
xxiv, 251 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1552382591, 9781552382592
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Book
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imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2010.
isbn
1552382591
9781552382592
general note
[Essays] "stem for the most part from an international symposium held at the University of Calgary in March-April 2007"--P. xvii.
language note
Includes some text in French and Spanish.
catalogue key
7019062
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Anthony Wall is University Professor in the Department of French, Italian, and Spanish at the University of Calgary. He has published extensively in the areas of comparative literature, literary theory and the philosophy of language, and the French Enlightenment.
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Summaries
Main Description
Words and images interact with each other in art and everyday life, and do so in many different ways. Building on recent trends in linguistic analysis and visual semiotics, a vibrant interdisciplinary field of inquiry called "word-and-image studies" has developed over the past few decades. Much of this new scholarship, however, has originated in the French-speaking world and thus has not been available in English -- until now. This book features six new essays translated from the French by editor Anthony Wall. These explorations spin an adventurous web through time -- from the very beginnings of human language on prehistoric cave walls, to the textual background of early modern and Enlightenment art, to the coexistence of a poem and a coloured drawing on an exterior wall in contemporary Paris -- and through interdisciplinary space, from archaeology and anthropology to art history, literary and communications theory, and philosophy of mind. The volume concludes with a bibliographical essay that provides an extensive summary of the most recent critical studies undertaken in France, Belgium, and Canada.
Main Description
Words and images interact with each other in art and everyday life, and do so in many different ways. Building on recent trends in linguistic analysis and visual semiotics, a vibrant interdisciplinary field of inquiry called "word-and-image studies" has developed over the past few decades. Much of this new scholarship, however, has originated in the French-speaking world and thus has not been available in English until now. Words and Images: A French Rendez-Vousfeatures six new essays translated from the French by editor Anthony Wall. These explorations spin an adventurous web through time from the very beginnings of human language on prehistoric cave walls, to the textual background of early modern and Enlightenment art, to the coexistence of a poem and a coloured drawing on an exterior wall in contemporary Paris and through interdisciplinary space, from archaeology and anthropology to art history, literary and communications theory, and philosophy of mind. The volume concludes with a bibliographical essay that provides an extensive summary of the most recent critical studies undertaken in France, Belgium, and Canada.
Main Description
Words and images interact with each other in art and everyday life, and do so in various ways. Building on recent currents of thinking in visual semiotics and the philosophy of language, a vibrant interdisciplinary field of inquiry called "word-and-image studies" has developed over the past few decades. Much of this new scholarship, however, has originated in the French-speaking world and thus has not been available in English - until now.
Main Description
Words and images interact with each other in art and everyday life in many different ways. Building on recent trends in linguistic analysis and visual semiotics, a vibrant interdisciplinary field of inquiry called word-and-image studies has developed over the past few decades. Much of this new scholarship, however, has originated in the French-speaking world and thus has not been available in English - until now. Words and Images features six new essays translated from the French by editor Anthony Wall. These explorations spin an adventurous web through time - from the very beginnings of human language on prehistoric cave walls, to the textual background of early modern and Enlightenment art, to the coexistence of a poem and a colored drawing on an exterior wall in contemporary Paris - and through interdisciplinary space, from archaeology and anthropology to art history, literary and communications theory, and philosophy of mind. The volume concludes with a bibliographical essay that provides an extensive summary of the most recent critical studies undertaken in France, Belgium, and Canada.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Obscure Objects of Depiction and Description: The Example of Alechinsky's and Bonnefoy's Painted Wall (Rue Descartes, Paris)p. 1
Mary Magdalene in the Village of Emmaus: Notes on Two Paintings by Laurent de La Hyrep. 25
Painting The Readers of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 61
The Decisive Momentp. 93
On the Strategies of Portraiture in the Images and Texts of Seventeenth-Century Spainp. 139
The Invention of Prehistoric Rock Art: A Visual Experiencep. 171
Word-and-Images Studies in France: A Bibliographical Essayp. 201
Other Cited (But Unillustrated) Works of Artp. 233
Colour Platesp. 239
Indexp. 249
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