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Artificial Presence: Philosophical Studies in Image Theory

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Publisher Comments:

These collected studies on the philosophy of the image offer the fundamental insight that images alone make the artificial presence of things possible. Images present things as exclusively visible, released from the laws of physics. Taking this idea as his point of departure, Wiesing provides an overview of the fundamental positions in contemporary image studies. He describes the use of images as signs from a phenomenological perspective, reconstructs Plato's concept of mimesis by way of the canon of images it presupposes, and demonstrates the special relevance of extreme types of images— virtual reality, desktop windows, or abstract photography—for the philosophical labor of the concept of the image.

Book News Annotation:

The artificial presence of the objects visible in an image must be understood as the specific characteristic of each and every image in order for the disciplines of image studies to work with a concept of the image and its resulting relevance to the human, contends Wiesing (comparative picture theory and phenomenology, Friedrich Schiller U., Germany). He illustrates in eight essays that he wrote mostly between 2000 and 2004 and are published here for the first time. Each one links the central concept of image to an adjacent concept such as the sign, abstract photography, the window, virtual reality and immersion, mimesis, and the medium. Artifizielle Prsenze: Studien zur Philosophie des Bildes was published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main in 2005. There is no index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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These phenomenological studies on the philosophy of the image review contemporary image theory while defending the fundamental insight that images alone make the artificial presence of things possible.

About the Author

Lambert Wiesing is Professor of Comparative Picture Theory and Phenomenology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. His most recent book is Die Sichtbarkeit des Bildes (2008).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804759410
Author:
Wiesing, Lambert
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Translator:
Schott, Nils
Author:
Schott, Nils
:
Schott, Nils F. (TRN)
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Image (Philosophy)
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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