Image critique & the fall of the Berlin wall


Image critique & the fall of the Berlin wall

Chicago : Intellect, 2008, 230 p. Bibliogr. p. [211]-220. Index

ISBN 978-1-84150-190-1

GER 216

Résumé éditeur :

Taking the fall of the Berlin wall as a key marker in recent history – a period in which increasingly we find ourselves watching ‘instant history’ unfold live on air – the book presents a new critical concept of image critique : a double procedure of both a critique of images and the use of images as a means to engage with our contemporary mediated culture for new critical purposes. A rich array of primary sources are woven together to provide a thorough critique of the recent and lively theoretical debates about visual culture. The book does not seek to present any straightforward analysis of visual representations of the fall of the wall, but instead inhabits its historical and ongoing resonance as a means to situate a complex interactive account of history, politics, human action, freedom, the media and visual culture.

Sunil Manghani is senior lecturer in media at York St John University

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles

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