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What Is An Image by James Elkins

Title What is an Image
Author James Elkins
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2011
Category Art
Total Pages 286
ISBN 9780271050645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how images, pictures, and paintings are conceptualized. Issues discussed include concepts such as "image" and "picture" in and outside the West; semiotics; whether images are products of discourse; religious meanings; and the ethics of viewing"--Provided by publisher.

Title What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England
Author Antoinina Bevan Zlatar
Publisher Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Release Date 2017-12-04
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9783823391500
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The premise that Western culture has undergone a pictorial turn (W.J.T. Mitchell) has prompted renewed interest in theorizing the visual image. In recent decades researchers in the humanities and social sciences have documented the function and status of the image relative to other media, and have traced the history of its power and the attempts to disempower it. What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? engages in this debate in two interrelated ways: by focusing on the (visual) image during a period that witnessed the Reformation and the invention of the printing press, and by exploring its status in relation to an array of texts including Arthurian romance, saints lives, stage plays, printed sermons, biblical epic, pamphlets, and psalms. This interdisciplinary volume includes contributions by leading authorities as well as younger scholars from the fields of English literature, art history, and Reformation history. As with all previous collections of essays produced under the auspices of the Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, it seeks to foster dialogue between the two periods.

What Is A Picture by M. Newall

Title What is a Picture
Author M. Newall
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-06-10
Category Art
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9780230297531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Using an approach deeply informed by philosophy of art, art history and perceptual psychology, this book places seeing at the centre of an original theory of pictorial representation and explores the ramifications such a theory has for the visual arts.

What Do Pictures Want by W. J. T. Mitchell

Title What Do Pictures Want
Author W. J. T. Mitchell
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2013-12-23
Category Art
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780226245904
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do we have such extraordinarily powerful responses toward the images and pictures we see in everyday life? Why do we behave as if pictures were alive, possessing the power to influence us, to demand things from us, to persuade us, seduce us, or even lead us astray? According to W. J. T. Mitchell, we need to reckon with images not just as inert objects that convey meaning but as animated beings with desires, needs, appetites, demands, and drives of their own. What Do Pictures Want? explores this idea and highlights Mitchell's innovative and profoundly influential thinking on picture theory and the lives and loves of images. Ranging across the visual arts, literature, and mass media, Mitchell applies characteristically brilliant and wry analyses to Byzantine icons and cyberpunk films, racial stereotypes and public monuments, ancient idols and modern clones, offensive images and found objects, American photography and aboriginal painting. Opening new vistas in iconology and the emergent field of visual culture, he also considers the importance of Dolly the Sheep—who, as a clone, fulfills the ancient dream of creating a living image—and the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, which, among other things, signifies a new and virulent form of iconoclasm. What Do Pictures Want? offers an immensely rich and suggestive account of the interplay between the visible and the readable. A work by one of our leading theorists of visual representation, it will be a touchstone for art historians, literary critics, anthropologists, and philosophers alike. “A treasury of episodes—generally overlooked by art history and visual studies—that turn on images that ‘walk by themselves’ and exert their own power over the living.”—Norman Bryson, Artforum

The Image Of The City by Kevin Lynch

Title The Image of the City
Author Kevin Lynch
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 1960
Category Architecture
Total Pages 194
ISBN 0262620014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

Fake Photos by Hany Farid

Title Fake Photos
Author Hany Farid
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2019-09-10
Category Computers
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780262537490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A concise and accessible guide to techniques for detecting doctored and fake images in photographs and digital media. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, and other dictators routinely doctored photographs so that the images aligned with their messages. They erased people who were there, added people who were not, and manipulated backgrounds. They knew if they changed the visual record, they could change history. Once, altering images required hours in the darkroom; today, it can be done with a keyboard and mouse. Because photographs are so easily faked, fake photos are everywhere—supermarket tabloids, fashion magazines, political ads, and social media. How can we tell if an image is real or false? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Hany Farid offers a concise and accessible guide to techniques for detecting doctored and fake images in photographs and digital media. Farid, an expert in photo forensics, has spent two decades developing techniques for authenticating digital images. These techniques model the entire image-creation process in order to find the digital disruption introduced by manipulation of the image. Each section of the book describes a different technique for analyzing an image, beginning with those requiring minimal technical expertise and advancing to those at intermediate and higher levels. There are techniques for, among other things, reverse image searches, metadata analysis, finding image imperfections introduced by JPEG compression, image cloning, tracing pixel patterns, and detecting images that are computer generated. In each section, Farid describes the techniques, explains when they should be applied, and offers examples of image analysis.

The Domain Of Images by James Elkins

Title The Domain of Images
Author James Elkins
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2018-08-06
Category Art
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781501723902
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the domain of visual images, those of fine art form a tiny minority. This original and brilliant book calls upon art historians to look beyond their traditional subjects—painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking—to the vast array of "nonart" images, including those from science, technology, commerce, medicine, music, and archaeology. Such images, James Elkins asserts, can be as rich and expressive as any canonical painting. Using scores of illustrations as examples, he proposes a radically new way of thinking about visual analysis, one that relies on an object's own internal sense of organization. Elkins begins by demonstrating the arbitrariness of current criteria used by art historians for selecting images for study. He urges scholars to adopt, instead, the far broader criteria of the young field of image studies. After analyzing the philosophic underpinnings of this interdisciplinary field, he surveys the entire range of images, from calligraphy to mathematical graphs and abstract painting. Throughout, Elkins blends philosophic analysis with historical detail to produce a startling new sense of such basic terms as pictures, writing, and notation.

Title English Serbian Cyrillic Bilingual Children s Picture Dictionary Book of Colors
Author Richard Carlson
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-12-29
Category
Total Pages 24
ISBN 1541352734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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About the Book: Learn colors with this bilingual children's picture book dictionary. English-Serbian (Cyrillic) Bilingual Children's Picture Dictionary Book of Colors www.rich.center

Perception Of Beauty by Martha Levine

Title Perception of Beauty
Author Martha Levine
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2017-10-25
Category Psychology
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9789535135814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental? Can we divorce ourselves from dictates and sink into a mindful connection with our internal beauty? Can we move from the superficial where "beauty is only skin deep" to an intense appreciation of beauty in all of its variations. The Perception of Beauty will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around us.

Title The Works of Thomas Reid
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1863
Category
Total Pages 508
ISBN RMS:RMS34IST000015715$$$.
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title What Philosophy Wants from Images
Author D. N. Rodowick
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2018-01-08
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780226513225
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent decades, contemporary art has displayed an ever increasing and complicated fascination with the cinema—or, perhaps more accurately, as D. N. Rodowick shows, a certain memory of cinema. Contemporary works of film, video, and moving image installation mine a vast and virtual archive of cultural experience through elliptical and discontinuous fragments of remembered images, even as the lived experience of film and photography recedes into the past, supplanted by the digital. Rodowick here explores work by artists such as Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Victor Burgin, Harun Farocki, and others—artists who are creating forms that express a new historical consciousness of images. These forms acknowledge a complex relationship to the disappearing past even as they point toward new media that will challenge viewers’ confidence in what the images they see are or are becoming. What philosophy wants from images, Rodowick shows, is to renew itself conceptually through deep engagement with new forms of aesthetic experience.

Seeing Like A Rover by Janet Vertesi

Title Seeing Like a Rover
Author Janet Vertesi
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2015-04-22
Category Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780226156019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Opportunity first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than they may seem to a layperson: each one is the result of a complicated set of decisions and processes involving the large team behind the Rovers. With Seeing Like a Rover, Janet Vertesi takes us behind the scenes to reveal the work that goes into creating our knowledge of Mars. Every photograph that the Rovers take, she shows, must be processed, manipulated, and interpreted—and all that comes after team members negotiate with each other about what they should even be taking photographs of in the first place. Vertesi’s account of the inspiringly successful Rover project reveals science in action, a world where digital processing uncovers scientific truths, where images are used to craft consensus, and where team members develop an uncanny intimacy with the sensory apparatus of a robot that is millions of miles away. Ultimately, Vertesi shows, every image taken by the Mars Rovers is not merely a picture of Mars—it’s a portrait of the whole Rover team, as well.

Arcana Coelestia by Emanuel Swedenborg

Title Arcana Coelestia
Author Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1873
Category Bible
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89094613551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

Title Pale Blue Dot
Author Carl Sagan
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2011-07-06
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307801012
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune

Title An Open Book What and How Young Children Learn From Picture and Story Books
Author Jessica S. Horst
Publisher Frontiers Media SA
Release Date 2016-01-21
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9782889197286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at and listening to picture and story books is a ubiquitous activity, frequently enjoyed by many young children and their parents. Well before children can read for themselves they are able to learn from books. Looking at and listening to books increases children’s general knowledge, understanding about the world and promotes language acquisition. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth of information pre-reading children learn from books and increases our understanding of the social and cognitive mechanisms that support this learning. Our hope is that this Research Topic/eBook will be useful for researchers as well as educational practitioners and parents who are interested in optimizing children’s learning.

Visual Images And Foreign Policy by David D. Perlmutter

Title Visual Images and Foreign Policy
Author David D. Perlmutter
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category
Total Pages 930
ISBN MINN:31951P00505072U
Language English, Spanish, and French
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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Title White Fragility
Author Robin DiAngelo
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 2018-06-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780807047422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

The Wisdom Of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Title The Wisdom of Crowds
Author James Surowiecki
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2005-08-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780307275059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Consciousness by Frank Jackson

Title Consciousness
Author Frank Jackson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 1998
Category Psychology
Total Pages 424
ISBN UOM:39015043237059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of major philosophical articles on the problem on consciousness.