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Self/Image

Self/Image - 06 edition

Self/Image - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780415345224

ISBN10: 0415345227

Self/Image by JONES - ISBN 9780415345224
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published:
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Self/Image by JONES - ISBN 9780415345224

ISBN13: 9780415345224

ISBN10: 0415345227

Edition: 06

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Summary

Self/Image explores the ways in which artists from the nineteenth century onwards have deployed new technologies of representation to explore and articulate shifting modes of subjectivity from the modern through the postmodern, from the urban industrial capitalist to the post-industrial global capitalist periods. The author argues that issues of aesthetics and the self are not esoteric or limited exclusively to art history, but connect with the most pressing political questions of life in industrial and post-industrial or global capitalism. For example, the way in which we understand ourselves is intimately connected to the way in which larger collective selves such as nation states understand and represent themselves on the global stage. Overall, the book seeks to expand the scope of art history to include other aspects of lived culture, especially the political.