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    Description"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read".--Rudolf Arnheim, "Times Literary Supplement"


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    Title
    Iconology
    Subtitle
    Image, Text, Ideology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. J. T. Mitchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226532295
    ISBN 10: 0226532291
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000
    DC21: 704.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02060000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    DC22: 704.946
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QD, AGR
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    6 line drawings
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 July 1987
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Back cover copy
    This is a book about the things people say about images. It is not primarily concerned with specific pictures and the things people say about them, but rather with the way we talk about the idea of imagery, and all its related notions of picturing, imagining, perceiving, likening, and imitating. It is a book about images, therefore, that has no illustrations except for a few schematic diagrams, a book about vision written as if by a blind author for a blind reader. If it contains any insight into real, material pictures, it is the sort that might come to a blind listener, overhearing the conversation the sighted speakers talking about images. My hypothesis is that such a listener might see patterns in these conversations that would be invisible to the sighted participant.