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What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images


What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images

W.J.T. Mitchell
University of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN: 978-0226532486.

What Do Pictures “Really” Want? W. J. T. Mitchell, October, Vol. 77. (Summer, 1996), pp. 71-82. [PDF]

Review: In his engaging and only partially ironic titled book What Do Pictures Want?, Mitchell explores the life of visual culture in our individual and social lives, providing a comprehensive and integrated discussion of the historical, cross-cultural and theoretical implications of the power of images and pictures. Long our major iconographer, Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, and editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry… SEE MORE [PDF]

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