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Visual display : culture beyond appearances /

Contributor(s): Series: Discussions in Contemporary Culture ; no. 10Publication details: New York : New Press, 1995.Description: 351 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 1565844955
  • 9781565844957
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Contents:
Note on the series / Michael Govan -- Introduction / Peter Wollen -- Shrines, curiosities, and the rhetoric of display / Stephen Bann -- Death and life, in that order, in the works of Charles Willson Peale / Susan Stewart -- The Musée Sentimental of Daniel Spoerri / Jean-Hubert Martin -- Beyond belief: the museum as metaphor / Ralph Rugoff -- Visual stories / Ann Reynolds -- Envisioning capital: political economy on display / Susan buck-Morss -- Constructing ethnicity / Edward Ball -- Tales of total art and dreams of the total museum / Peter Wollen -- Waxworks and wonderlands / Marina Warner -- Medicine and genres of display / Ludmilla Jordanova -- Gender artifacts: technologies of bodily display in the medical culture / Lisa Cartwright -- Visual pleasure and the primordially repressed / Eric Santner -- The artificial infinite / Scott Bukatman.
Summary: This book explores the politics of visual representation through provocative essays by a distinguished group of scholars, historians, cultural critics and curators. The essays, which span a broad range of subjects, including sci-fi movie making, modern medical imaging, tourist art, politico-economic charting, eighteenth century cabinets of curiosity, and museology, seek to uncover how different cultural contexts translate the meaning of visual information.
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Note on the series / Michael Govan -- Introduction / Peter Wollen -- Shrines, curiosities, and the rhetoric of display / Stephen Bann -- Death and life, in that order, in the works of Charles Willson Peale / Susan Stewart -- The Musée Sentimental of Daniel Spoerri / Jean-Hubert Martin -- Beyond belief: the museum as metaphor / Ralph Rugoff -- Visual stories / Ann Reynolds -- Envisioning capital: political economy on display / Susan buck-Morss -- Constructing ethnicity / Edward Ball -- Tales of total art and dreams of the total museum / Peter Wollen -- Waxworks and wonderlands / Marina Warner -- Medicine and genres of display / Ludmilla Jordanova -- Gender artifacts: technologies of bodily display in the medical culture / Lisa Cartwright -- Visual pleasure and the primordially repressed / Eric Santner -- The artificial infinite / Scott Bukatman.

This book explores the politics of visual representation through provocative essays by a distinguished group of scholars, historians, cultural critics and curators. The essays, which span a broad range of subjects, including sci-fi movie making, modern medical imaging, tourist art, politico-economic charting, eighteenth century cabinets of curiosity, and museology, seek to uncover how different cultural contexts translate the meaning of visual information.

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