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The Pictorial Turn

This seminal collection of essays is the first to be devoted to the pictorial turn. It brings together theorists from across the humanities and social sciences with a paleontologist and practising artists. Together they consider the relation between pictures and images, the power of landscape, the life of images, and the pictorial uncanny amongst many other things.

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  1. The Pictorial Turn

    Edited by Neal Curtis

    In 1992 W. J. T. Mitchell argued for a "pictorial turn" in the humanities, registering a renewed interest in and prevalence of pictures and images in what had been understood as an age of simulation, or an increasingly extensive and diverse visual culture. However, in what is often characterized as...

    Published April 9th 2010 by Routledge