Skip to Content

Double Exposures

The Practice of Cultural Analysis

By Mieke Bal

Routledge – 1996 – 352 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $48.95
    978-0-415-91704-9
    June 3rd 1996
  • Add to CartHardback: $135.00
    978-0-415-91703-2
    June 4th 1996

Description

A feminist literary theorist, specialist in Rembrandt, and a scholar with a knack for reading Old Testament stories, Mieke Bal weaves a tapestry of signs and meanings that enrich our senses. Her subject is the act of showing, the gesture of exposing to view. In a museum, for example, the object is on display, made visually available. "That's how it is," the display proclaims. But who says so?

Bal's subjects are displays from the American Museum of Natural History, paintings by such figures as Courbet, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Rembrandt, as well as works by twentieth-century artists, and such literary texts as Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece.

Name: Double Exposures: The Practice of Cultural Analysis (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Mieke Bal. A feminist literary theorist, specialist in Rembrandt, and a scholar with a knack for reading Old Testament stories, Mieke Bal weaves a tapestry of signs and meanings that enrich our senses. Her subject is the act of showing, the gesture of exposing to...
Categories: Feminist Art History, Cultural Studies, Feminism