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Inhaltsangabe: Building on the arguments of her previous books, Body Criticism (MIT Press, 1991) and Artful Science (MIT Press, 1994), Good Looking challenges the reflexive identification of images with vice. Today rampant criticism, both inside and outside the academy, condemns the immoralities of aesthetic illusion, museum display, cable television, and hypermedia. Believing with the American pragmatists that it is harder to do than to denounce, Barbara Stafford urges imagists to abandon Foucault's bankrupt paradigm of verbal combat. Instead of more "improving" theoretical discourse, she calls for developing a positive visual praxis on the interpretive ruins of linguistic postmodernism.
Organized around three major themes—the explosion of optical information, the urgency of inventing an imaging interdiscipline, and the ethical dilemmas of technological transparency—these twelve essays connect a disappearing lens culture to the digital diaphanousness of the twenty-first century.
Review: In a world with an ever-increasing number of visual images bombarding our every moment, art historian Barbara Maria Stafford wants readers to face the future with a more practiced and educated visual vocabulary. In Good Looking, Stafford begins by positioning contemporary culture in historical context. She compares the current fin-de-siécle anxiety and excitement about changing modes of communication and transfer of information with that of the Enlightenment. She likens 18th-century wonder cabinets to virtual reality and traces the complications of seeing versus believing to a history of mistrust of visual media. The 12 essays that comprise the book focus on visual information's continued low status in culture even as its impact continually increases. In the hopes of beginning to change this, Stafford organized a symposium in 1993, "Imaging the Body: Art and Science in Modern Culture." She "wanted to find out if past modes of visualizing the invisible physical and mental processes had any current relevance." In other words, it might be wise to take a look at our inherited relationships to what we learn and understand through visuals because, thanks in part to the Internet, this medium is becoming even more pervasive. --Jennifer Cohen
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2796376866
Buchbeschreibung MIT PRESS, 1998. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Theory and Criticism. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978026269210606. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978026269210606
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0262692104-2-4
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1996. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP23614112
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0262692104
Buchbeschreibung Massachusetts Institute of Technology: M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1996. Paperback. First Ed thus, later printing. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. 259pp. First Ed thus, later printing. University Press Paperback.The book is first and foremost a manifesto, a call to arms for image oriented artists and workers everywhere. She considers her manifesto to be constructivist, a blueprint for building a new kind of "education through vision." The books consists of a series of essays that bring to light and repudiate the assumption in all areas of academia that linguistic information is superior to visual information. She also spends some time unpacking the origin of this prejudice against imagery and why is occurred. Additionally she examines a few possible areas through which the reputation of imagery might be redeemed and improved. Her thinking on the whole topic is decidedly interdisciplinary, reaching often into fields of medicine and natural biology. Stafford argues then for the notion that images have always been a more powerful way to communicate more information to more people. Stafford demonstrates this by showing how art over history has been better at communicating the difficult and complex to a broader audience than text. Text has always been the tool of a limited social class while art has educated the masses. Today with digital art through movies and the Internet web pages even more people can learn more than ever. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42702
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press 1998-02-06, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: good. 0262692104. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 508843