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A Reader

  • Author: Sunil Manghani,Arthur Piper,Jon Simons
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847877699
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Images: A Reader provides a key resource for students, academics, practitioners and other readers engaged in the critical, theoretical and practical study of images. The Reader is concerned with the notion of the 'image' in all its theoretical, critical and practical contexts, uses and history. The Reader provides a map of the differences and similarities between the various disciplinary approaches to images, breaking the ground for a new interdisciplinary study of images, in the arts and humanities and beyond. Images: A Reader is divided into three parts: • Historical and Philosophical Precedents sets the background for contemporary debates about images. • Theories of Images provides key texts of the major approaches through which images are conceptualised. • Image Culture introduces some of the more recent debates about images and today's visual environment. The selection of over 80 key readings, across the domains of philosophy, art, literature, science, critical theory and cultural studies tells the story of images through intellectual history from the Bible to the present. By including both well-established writings and more recent, innovative research, the Reader outlines crucial developments in contemporary discourses about images.

The Domain of Images

The Domain of Images

  • Author: James Elkins
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801487248
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 282
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In the domain of visual images, those of fine art form a tiny minority. This original and brilliant book calls upon art historians to look beyond their traditional subjects--painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking--to the vast array of "nonart" images, including those from science, technology, commerce, medicine, music, and archaeology. Such images, James Elkins asserts, can be as rich and expressive as any canonical painting. Using scores of illustrations as examples, he proposes a radically new way of thinking about visual analysis, one that relies on an object's own internal sense of organization. Elkins begins by demonstrating the arbitrariness of current criteria used by art historians for selecting images for study. He urges scholars to adopt, instead, the far broader criteria of the young field of image studies. After analyzing the philosophic underpinnings of this interdisciplinary field, he surveys the entire range of images, from calligraphy to mathematical graphs and abstract painting. Throughout, Elkins blends philosophic analysis with historical detail to produce a startling new sense of such basic terms as pictures, writing, and notation.

Images of the Church in the New Testament

Images of the Church in the New Testament

  • Author: Paul Sevier Minear
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664227791
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 294
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First published in 1960, Paul Minear's classic work identifies and explicates ninety-six images for the church found in the New Testament. Comprehensive and accessibly written, it has been used in seminary classes for over thirty years. Its range of reach and incredibly rich discussions of the many images and metaphors make this book a splendid resource for students and pastors. The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.

Images and Relics

Images and Relics

Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth-century Europe

  • Author: John Dillenberger
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195121728
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 248
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Enth.: "Hans Holbein the Younger: The Cult of the Portrait" (S. 149-156).

Super Resolution of Images and Video

Super Resolution of Images and Video

  • Author: Aggelos Konstantinos Katsaggelos,Rafael Molina,Javier Mateos
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1598290843
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 134
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Authors Katsaggelos, Molina, and Mateos present in a systematic way the building blocks of the Bayesian framework, which is also used as a reference in reviewing and comparing Super Resolution (SR) approaches which have appeared in the literature. This work should serve as a reference to the graduate student who would like to work in this area, to the practicing engineer, and scientists applying some of the tools and results to other related problems.The authors present a case that there is a strong relationship between the tools and techniques developed for SR and a number of other inverse problems encountered in signal processing (e.g., image restoration, and motion estimation). SR techniques can also be an integral part of an image and video codec and they can drive the development of new coder-decoders (codecs) and standards.

Images Course Book 7

Images Course Book 7

  • Author: Vasudev Vasanthi
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131702802
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Ideals, Images, and Real Lives

Ideals, Images, and Real Lives

Women in Literature and History

  • Author: Alice Thorner,Maithreyi Krishna Raj
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125008439
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 353
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Women studies as a distinct field emerged in India in the mid-seventies. But preoccupation with the position of women dates back to more than a century and a half. By the use of methods of history, literary criticism and analysis of discourse, this volume seeks not only to illustrate the broadening of the sphere of women studies in India in recent years, but also to point to the need for relating ideas about women and gender relations to the social and economic forces that shape history.

Images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese Literature

Images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese Literature

  • Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042007505
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 242
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The present volume is the product of a joint effort made by scholars from across China (including Hong Kong), Japan and Europe. The book gathers sixteen papers devoted to literary and cultural criticism from a comparative point of view. A perspective prominent in this volume is imagology, an approach first developed by Daniel-Henry Pageaux, and which focuses on specific images in literary and other texts. The study of the image of the "foreign" in national literary traditions, for instance, belongs to the traditional purview of comparative literature. Pageaux did more than uphold this tradition. He practically reinvented it using new theoretical concepts and perspectives (in particular, semiotics and reception aesthetics). On this basis, he was able to develop a theory and a methodology that are both usable and in tune with contemporary concerns. The present book covers a wide range of topics in the study of images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese literature. Individual contributions deal with issues such as the genesis of the Chinese term Foreign Devil, the occurrence of Westerners in modern Chinese and Japanese literature, and the Chinese and Japanese reception of indiviual western authors and artists such as, amongst others, Oscar Wilde, Vincent Van Gogh, and Madame Roland. Some papers examine individual authors such as Lu Xun and Takeyama Michio. Others examine historical periods or literary movements. The approaches followed range from historical investigations of linguistic practices to detailed literary analyses.

Images and Symbols

Images and Symbols

Studies in Religious Symbolism

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691020686
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 189
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Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. He describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development.

Lives of Indian Images

Lives of Indian Images

  • Author: Richard H. Davis
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691005201
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 331
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For many centuries, Hindus have taken it for granted that the religious images they place in temples and home shrines for purposes of worship are alive. Hindu priests bring them to life through a complex ritual "establishment" that invokes the god or goddess into material support. Priests and devotees then maintain the enlivened image as a divine person through ongoing liturgical activity: they must awaken it in the morning, bathe it, dress it, feed it, entertain it, praise it, and eventually put it to bed at night. In this linked series of case studies of Hindu religious objects, Richard Davis argues that in some sense these believers are correct: through ongoing interactions with humans, religious objects are brought to life. Davis draws largely on reader-response literary theory and anthropological approaches to the study of objects in society in order to trace the biographies of Indian religious images over many centuries. He shows that Hindu priests and worshipers are not the only ones to enliven images. Bringing with them differing religious assumptions, political agendas, and economic motivations, others may animate the very same objects as icons of sovereignty, as polytheistic "idols," as "devils," as potentially lucrative commodities, as objects of sculptural art, or as symbols for a whole range of new meanings never foreseen by the images' makers or original worshipers.