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Fear, reverence, terror : five essays in political iconography, Carlo Ginzburg

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Fear, reverence, terror : five essays in political iconography
Title
Fear, reverence, terror
Title remainder
five essays in political iconography
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Ginzburg
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Language
eng
Summary
We are surrounded by images, fairly drowning in them. From our cell phones to our computers, from our televisions at home to the screens that light up while we wait in the grocery store checkout line, images of all kinds are seducing us, commanding us to buy!, scaring us, dazzling us. Ginzburg invites us to look at images slowly, with the help of a few examples: Picasso's Guernica, the "Lord Kitchener Wants You" World War I recruitment poster, Jacques-Louis David's Marat, the frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, a cup of gilded silver with scenes from the conquest of the New World. Are these political images, Carlo Ginzburg asks? Yes, because every image is, in a sense, political--an instrument of power. Tacitus once wrote, unforgettably, that we are enslaved by lies of which we ourselves are the authors. Is it possible to break this bond?--
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Ginzburg, Carlo
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illustrations
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Language note
Text in English, preface and third chapter translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art
  • Power (Social sciences) in art
  • Fear in art
  • Art and history
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Fear, reverence, terror : five essays in political iconography, Carlo Ginzburg
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Originally published in slightly different form in French (Paris : Les presses du réel, 2013), Spanish (México : Editorial Contrahistorias, 2014), and Italian (Milan : Adelphi, 2015) editions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Memory and distance on a gilded silver vase (Antwerp, c.1530) -- Reading Hobbes today -- David, Marat: art politics religion -- 'Your country needs you' -- The sword and the lightbulb: a reading of Guernica
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ocn994467130
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780857424358
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)994467130
Label
Fear, reverence, terror : five essays in political iconography, Carlo Ginzburg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in slightly different form in French (Paris : Les presses du réel, 2013), Spanish (México : Editorial Contrahistorias, 2014), and Italian (Milan : Adelphi, 2015) editions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Memory and distance on a gilded silver vase (Antwerp, c.1530) -- Reading Hobbes today -- David, Marat: art politics religion -- 'Your country needs you' -- The sword and the lightbulb: a reading of Guernica
Control code
ocn994467130
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780857424358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)994467130

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