AUTHOR
W. J. T. Mitchell
FILESIZE
10,66 MB
PUBLISH DATE
15 Jul 1987
LANGUAGE
English
ISBN
9780226532295

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"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read".--Rudolf Arnheim, "Times Literary Supplement"


Representation as text, image and fetish: this is the tripartite distinction around which Mitchell's iconology of arts and literature revolves. There is an interesting similarity to be observed here with Peirce's semiotic classification of signs: his symbols hold the place of the text, his icons that of the image, and his indices that of the ...