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    DescriptionArt, Word and Image examines the use of words (or language) in art, most often painting. This book asks what it means when a painting is 'invaded' by language - how do the two forms converse and combine, and what messages are intended for the viewer? Whether the picture frame is encroached upon by doodlings, as with Adolf Wolfli's seemingly irrational scribbles, or a plea to spirituality is blazoned across a vast canvas, as in the moving images of Colin McCahon, we can be sure that words here have a special meaning, one beyond normal language and communication. Art, Word and Image is constructed around three wide-ranging essays by John Dixon Hunt, David Lomas and Michael Corris. The essays chart the use and significance of words in art from Classical Greece and Assyria, through to the middle Ages and the Renaissance, to modern times and today's digital media, and moreover the questions this intersection poses for contemporary artists. These essays deal with a variety of movements and artists including the Pre-Raphaelites, Duchamp, Picasso, Ernst, Twombly, Michaux and Warhol. The volume also includes 'spotlight' essays on artists whose work engages substantially with questions of Word and Image: Blake, Klee, Schwitters, Haack, Pettibon, McCahon and Walla. This ground-breaking volume will form a new framework for thinking about the interactions between art, word, and image in the future.

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    Art, Word and Image
    2,000 Years of Visual/textual Interaction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Dixon Hunt, By (author) David Lomas, By (author) Michael Corris
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,882 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861895202
    ISBN 10: 1861895208

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A10800000
    Abridged Dewey: 700
    B&T Approval Code: A02080000
    BIC subject category V2: ACB
    DC22: 701.08, 704.949411
    Illustrations note
    70 black & white illustrations, 250 colour illustrations
    Reaktion Books
    Imprint name
    Reaktion Books
    Publication date
    15 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Dixon Hunt is Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape at the University of Pennsylvania. He is editor of the journal Word and Image, and author of many books including Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay (Reaktion Books, 2008). David Lomas is Reader in Art History at the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester. He is the author of The Haunted Self: Surrealism, Psychoanalysis and Subjectivity (2000). Michael Corris is Professor of Fine Art at the Art and Design Research Centre, Shef?eld Hallam University, Sheffield. He is the author of Ad Reinhardt (Reaktion, 2008).