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    DescriptionWhen the French edition of "Confronting Images" appeared in 1990, it won immediate acclaim because of its far-reaching arguments about the structure of images and the histories ascribed to them by scholars and critics working in the tradition of Vasari and Panofsky. According to Didi-Huberman, visual representation has an 'underside' in which seemingly intelligible forms lose their clarity and defy rational understanding. Art historians, he goes on to contend, have failed to engage this underside, where images harbor limits and contradictions, because their discipline is based upon the assumption that visual representation is made up of legible signs and lends itself to rational scholarly cognition.


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    Title
    Confronting Images
    Subtitle
    Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Didi-Huberman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780271024721
    ISBN 10: 0271024720
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    DC22: 701.15
    DC21: 701.15
    BIC subject category V2: ACB
    Thema V1.0: AGA, QDTN, ABA
    Publisher
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Imprint name
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    University Park
    Author Information
    Georges Didi-Huberman is on the faculty of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art from the College Art Association.
    Review quote
    "Art history, Didi-Huberman argues, has had to 'kill' the symptomatic image, deny its violence and its 'dissembling,' in order to preserve its true object, art. Confronting Images is arguably the most important book-length analysis of the conceptual foundations of the discipline, and critique of the discipline, in any language." -- Christopher Wood