Reading Pictures

Reading Pictures : A History of Love and Hate

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This work sets out to draw us into the storied world of pictures and paintings. Taking a handful of images, the author explores how each one attempts to tell a story that we, the viewer, must decipher or invent: from the secret canvases of the Renaissance artist to Picasso's "Weeping Woman". The author does not attempt to devise a systematic method for reading pictures such as those proposed by great art historians, he seeks to reclaim for common viewers the right to "read" images.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 163 x 241mm | 990g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 162 illustrations, (12 colour )
  • 0747552959
  • 9780747552956

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112 ratings
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