The Resource Pictures of the body : pain and metamorphosis, James Elkins

Pictures of the body : pain and metamorphosis, James Elkins

Label
Pictures of the body : pain and metamorphosis
Title
Pictures of the body
Title remainder
pain and metamorphosis
Statement of responsibility
James Elkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a wide-ranging argument moving from Sumerian demons to Lucian Freud, from Syriac prayer books to John Carpenter's film The Thing, this book explores the ways the body has been represented through time. A response to the vertiginous increase in writings on bodily representations, it attempts to form a single coherent account of the possible forms of representation of the body." "This work brings together concerns, images, and concepts from a wide range of perspectives: art history and criticism, the history and philosophy of medicine, the history of race, phenomenological and post-phenomenological thought, studies of feminism and pornography, and the new interest in visual studies. Yet it is less a philosopher's look at history or a historian's foray into philosophy than a practical and critical look at the current constellation of art practices. Above all, it is intended to be of immediate use in the conceptualization and production of visual art and its history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elkins, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7625.5
LC item number
.E45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human figure in art
  • Metamorphosis in art
  • Art
  • Body, Human in art
  • Body, Human (Philosophy)
  • Corps humain dans l'art
  • Métamorphose dans l'art
  • Art
  • Art
  • Human figure in art
  • Metamorphosis in art
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Métamorphose
  • Art
  • Image du corps
  • Kunst
  • Geistesgeschichte
  • Körper <Motiv>
Label
Pictures of the body : pain and metamorphosis, James Elkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-337) 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
  • Pain
  • Membranes
  • Psychomachia
  • Cut Flesh
  • Metamorphosis
  • By Looking Alone
  • Analogic Seeing
  • Dry Schemata
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780804730235
Lccn
99027632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41072042
  • (OCoLC)ocm41072042
Label
Pictures of the body : pain and metamorphosis, James Elkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-337) 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
  • Pain
  • Membranes
  • Psychomachia
  • Cut Flesh
  • Metamorphosis
  • By Looking Alone
  • Analogic Seeing
  • Dry Schemata
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780804730235
Lccn
99027632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41072042
  • (OCoLC)ocm41072042

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