Pictures: A Reader offers a key source for college students, teachers, practitioners and different readers engaged within the severe, theoretical, and sensible research of pictures. The Reader is worried with the proposal of the ‘image’ in all its theoretical, serious and sensible contexts, makes use of and background. It offers a map of the diversities and similarities among some of the disciplinary methods to pictures, breaking the floor for a brand new interdisciplinary research of pictures, within the arts and arts and past. the choice of over eighty key readings, around the domain names of philosophy, paintings, literature, technology, serious thought and cultural experiences tells the tale of pictures via highbrow heritage from the Bible to the current. by means of together with either well-established writings and more moderen, cutting edge learn, the Reader outlines the most important advancements in modern discourses approximately photographs.
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Objects or parts of obj ects which follow one another arc called actions. Accordingly, actions are the true subjects of poetry. However, bodies do not exist in space only , but also in time . They persist in time, and in each moment of their duration they may assume a different appearance or stand in a different combination. Each of these momentary appearances and combinations is the result of a preceding one and can be the cause of a subs equent one, which means that it can be, as it were, the center of an action.
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F ROM KA N T TO FREUD: ~'> l A commodity is th erefore a myst erious thing, sim ply becaus e in it th e social char acter of m en's labour app ears to them as an objective character stamped up on the pr oduct of that labour ; beca use th e relati on of th e ro d ucer~ to th e sum total of th eir own labo ur is pr esent ed to th em as a ~oc ial relation, existing not bet ween th em selves, but be tween th e pr oducts of the ir labour. Thi s is the reason why th e p rodu cts of labour become commod ities, social th ings whose qu alities are at the same time perceptible and imp er cep tible by the senses .