Pictorial Appearing

Image Theory After Representation

Kresimir Purgar

Transcript-Verlag

Pictorial Appearing

Pub Date: December 2019

ISBN: 9783837641356

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Pictorial Appearing

Image Theory After Representation

Kresimir Purgar

Transcript-Verlag

The proliferation of digital technology has changed our visual perception and the way we interpret terms such as “representation,” “immersion,” and “virtuality.” Kresimir Purgar examines some of the topics fundamental to an understanding of the contemporary culture of images. The principal thesis of this volume is that we are witnessing the transitional period of images as not-representation-anymore and not-yet-immersion. Instead of just asking what images mean, we should ask ourselves what images are, how they appear, and what they do to us. The author proposes the comprehensive concept of “pictorial appearing” that takes into account phenomenological, semiotic, and art-historical perspectives on both old and new images.

About the Author

Kresimir Purgar is associate professor of visual studies and image theory at the University of Osijek, Croatia. Most recently he edited W. J. T. Mitchell's Image Theory - Living Pictures (2017).

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