What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images

¾ What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images ↠ W.J.T. Mitchell - What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images, What Do Pictures Want The Lives and Loves of Images 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 deman
  • Title: What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images
  • Author: W.J.T. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780226532486
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback

¾ What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images ↠ W.J.T. Mitchell, What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images, W.J.T. Mitchell, What Do Pictures Want The Lives and Loves of Images 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 o ¾ What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images ↠ W.J.T. Mitchell - What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images, What Do Pictures Want The Lives and Loves of Images 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 deman
  • ¾ What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images ↠ W.J.T. Mitchell
    300 W.J.T. Mitchell
What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images

About Author

  1. William J Thomas Mitchell is a professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago Editor of the journal Critical Inquiry.His monographs, Iconology 1986 and Picture Theory 1994 , focus on media theory and visual culture He draws on ideas from Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx to demonstrate that, essentially, we must consider pictures to be living things His collection of essays What Do Pictures Want 2005 won the Modern Language Association s prestigious James Russell Lowell Prize in 2005 In a recent podcast interview Mitchell traces his interest in visual culture to early work on William Blake, and his then burgeoning interest in developing a science of images In that same interview he discusses his ongoing efforts to rethink visual culture as a form of life and in light of digital media.

One thought on “What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images

  1. I started reading this book quite a few months ago, but other things became urgent and got in the way All the same, I was determined to get back to it and had even sent my daughter a quote from the start of it to put into her honours thesis on Japanese food advertising and food taboos about the power of images, A similar and simpler demonstration is offered by one of my art history colleagues when students scoff at the idea of a magical relation between a picture and what it represents, ask them [...]


  2. This writer is really interesting and really solid The problem with this book is it is a bunch of discrete essays chapters catalog essays rather than a coherent arguments My favorites were the introduction preface, where he pretended he was writing a coherent book, and a few of the chapters here and there I d definitely read any other essay of his I come across, but I definitely wish he had pursued a definite path through the territory he defined in his introduction Still I d recommend it.


  3. My biggest problem with this book was the author s credibility I m sorry but when you contradict yourself because you re trying to make religion look bad but then finally admit that it wasn t the way you said originally , call our government fascist, and promote genetic mutations as an exciting new form of art, I just can t really put much stock in what you say Other than that, the book was interesting.



  4. 2007 review I actually only read part one of this book There are 3 parts I do plan on reading all parts someday though because I found the first part interesting in parts other parts too hard to grasps The title was basically what I read about asking pictures what they want an discussing the possible answers It had some very intriguing ideas.


  5. Had a hard time getting through the first half of this book, then the second half things got specific, discussing actual mediums, works of art etc I finished it about a week ago, and find the ideas are still bouncing around in my heada interesting read, taken with a grain of salt.


  6. I didn t read every one of his essays chapters but Mitchell presents an interesting argument on the wants of images, rather than the meaning of images It is a compelling piece of visual culture studies The first two chapters can be read here indiana engweb media


  7. Sometimes the concepts required re reading and extensive thought in various contexts, however the style was very readable and the ideas most interesting The author is both likable and respectable as a narrator and academic.



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