Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures

Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures by Ellen Spolsky

Title: Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures
Author: Ellen Spolsky
ISBN10: 0838755429
ISBN13: 978-0838755426
Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr (November 1, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Pages: 210 pages
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Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures by Ellen Spolsky


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The essays in this collection expand the boundaries of inter-art studies, claiming that human beings have evolved to draw nourishment from pictures. Ellen Spolsky argues in a polemical introduction that the recognition of our embodied need for pictures, that is, our human iconotropism, provides a fresh way of understanding the relationship of works of art to their historical contexts.