GOOD LOOKING ESSAYS ON THE VIRTUE OF IMAGES

By: STAFFORD, BARBARA MARIA

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Building on the arguments of her previous books, Body Criticism (1991) and Artful Science (1994), Good Looking challenges the reflexive identification of images with vice. Today rampant criticism, both inside and outside the academy, condemns the immoralities of aesthetic illusion, museum display, cable television and hypermedia. Believing with the American pragmatists that it is harder to do than to denounce, Barbara Stafford urges imagists to abandon Foucault's bankrupt paradigm of verbal combat. Instead of more improving theoretical discourse, she calls for developing a positive visual praxis on the interpretive ruins of linguistic postmodernism. Not deconstructive autopsy, but demonstrating the historical virtues of visualization for the emergent era of computerism is the task at hand.

Title: GOOD LOOKING ESSAYS ON THE VIRTUE OF IMAGES

Author Name: STAFFORD, BARBARA MARIA

Categories: Art, Photo, Graphic Art & Design,

Publisher: MIT PR:

ISBN Number: 0262193698

ISBN Number 13: 9780262193696

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 182155

Keywords: HB IN DJ, MINOR PENCIL UNDERLINING,