The Resource Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon, Martin Kemp

Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon, Martin Kemp

Label
Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon
Title
Christ to COKE
Title remainder
how image becomes icon
Statement of responsibility
Martin Kemp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does an image become iconic? In this book, the author, an art historian offers a look at the main types of visual icons. This work illuminates eleven universally recognized images, both historical and contemporary, to see how they arose and how they continue to function in our culture. It begins with the stock image of Christ's face, the founding icon, literally, since he was the central subject of early Christian icons. Some of the icons that follow are general, like the cross, the lion, and the heart-shape (as in "I heart New York"). Some are specific, such as the Mona Lisa, Che Guevara, and the famous photograph of the napalmed girl in Vietnam. Other modern icons come from politics, such as the American flag (the "Stars and Stripes"), from business, led by the Coca-Cola bottle, and from science, most notably the double helix of DNA and Einstein's famous equation E=mc2. Researched by a visual historian, the stories of these icons are funny; some are deeply moving; some are highly improbable; some center on popular fame; others are based on the most profound ideas in science. The diversity is extraordinary. Along the way, we encounter the often weird and wonderful ways that these images adapt to an astonishing variety of ways and contexts
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kemp, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
K36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and society
  • Art and popular culture
  • Symbolism
  • Signs and symbols
  • Symbolism in art
  • Symbolism in advertising
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Popular culture
  • Symbolism in art
  • Art and popular culture
  • Art and society
  • Popular culture
  • Signs and symbols
  • Symbolism
  • Symbolism in advertising
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Kunst
  • Massenkultur
  • Ikon
Label
Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon, Martin Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christ : the true icon -- The cross -- The heart -- The lion -- Mona Lisa -- Che -- Napalmed and naked -- Stars and stripes -- COKE : the bottle -- DNA -- E=mc2 -- Fuzzy formulas
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780199581115
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011276380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757917484
  • (OCoLC)ocn757917484
Label
Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon, Martin Kemp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christ : the true icon -- The cross -- The heart -- The lion -- Mona Lisa -- Che -- Napalmed and naked -- Stars and stripes -- COKE : the bottle -- DNA -- E=mc2 -- Fuzzy formulas
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780199581115
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011276380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757917484
  • (OCoLC)ocn757917484

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