The Iconology of Abstraction

Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World
 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 6. Juli 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-0-367-20604-8 (ISBN)
 
This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language.


The contributors will demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arose from human beings' desire to imagine, understand, and communicate complex, ineffable concepts in fields ranging from fine art and philosophy to technologies of data visualisation, from cartography and medicine to astronomy.


The book will be of interest to scholars working in image studies, visual studies, art history, philosophy, and aesthetics.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
34 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 171 mm
978-0-367-20604-8 (9780367206048)

Kresimir Purgar is Associate Professor in the Academy of Arts and Culture at J. J. Strossmayer University, Croatia.
Introduction





Should Abstract Images Have Their "own" Iconology?


Kresimir Purgar





Prolegomena





1. Why Pictures are Signs? The Semiotics of (Non)Representational Pictures


Winfried Noth





Part 1: History and Theory of Abstraction


2. The Founding of Abstraction: Wilhelm Worringer and the Avant-Garde


Anselm Treichler


3. The Iconology of Malevich's Suprematist Crosses





Marie Gaspter-Hulvat


4. Literality and Non-Referentiality in the Abstraction of Objecthood


Blazenka Perica


5. Representational Abstract Pictures


Regina-Nino Mion


6. What is Abstraction in Photography?


Diarmuid Costello





PART 2: Philosophy of Abstraction


7. Abstraction and Transperceptual Space

Paul Crowther
8. The Visualization of Temporality in the Abstract Paintings of Barnett Newman


Claude Cernuschi


9. Rethinking Abstraction Post-Phenomenologically: Michel Henry and Henri Maldiney


Bruno Lessard





PART 3: Redefining Abstraction-Analog vs. Digital


10. Visual Music and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde Synesthaesia to Digital Technestaesia


Michael Betancourt


11. Ecology and Climatology in Modern Abstract Art


Linn Burchert


12. Digital Abstraction: Interface between Electronic Media Art and Data Visualization


Birgit Mersmann


13. Towards a Transsensorial Technology of Abstraction (Ekstraction)


Clemens C. Finkelstein


14. Digital Landscapes of the Internet: Glitch Art, Vaporwave, Spectacular Cyberspace


Dario Vuger





PART 4: Abstraction in Science and Technology


15. The Material Site of Abstraction: Grid-based Data Visualisation in Brain Scans


Silvia Casini


16. Reference and Affect: Visual Abstraction in Computation and the Neurosciences


Michael Reinsborough


17. Reality Effect of (Abstract) Maps in Post-Digital Era


Ana Peraica





Coda


18. Visualizing the End of Visibility: M87* Event-Horizon Image


Yanai Toister

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