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Author Marienberg, Sabine.

Title Bildakt at the Warburg Institute
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Series Actus et Imago ; v. 12
Actus et Imago.
Contents Preface; On Warburg, Bildakt and Embodiment; I. Bildakt (Picture Act); The Picture Act: Tradition, Horizon, Philosophy; Extended Imagery, Extended Access, Or Something Else?. Pictures and the Extended Mind Hypothesis; Bildakt Demystified. Remarks on Philosophical Iconology and Empirical Aesthetics; Picture Act Method. The Execution of Charles I in 1649 as a Picture Act; II. Traditions; Though This Be Madness: Edgar Wind and the Warburg Tradition; "Ein Geistvoller Amerikaner". The Relevance of Charles S. Peirce to Debates on the Iconological Method; III. The Acting Body
Moving Speech. The Body of Language in Embodiment Theories and Rhetoric"Not Only from his Hand But Also From his Temper". 'Movement' in the Art and Art Theory of the Rembrandtists; Haptic Perception in Mattia Preti's Doubting Thomas (1635/40); The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela as a Tactile Theater; IV. The Living Body; Bodily Communication in Picture Acts; Life, but not as we Know it. Wax Images and the Denial of Death; Picture Credits
Summary This volume provides insight into the work of the "Collegium for the Advanced Study of the Picture Act and Embodiment" at the London Warburg Institute. It gathers a range of studies on the history and anthropology of the "picture act" (Bildakt), on phenomena related to the haptic experience of the image, on the living dynamics of internal and external movement in imagery and language, and on methodological aspects of picture act theory
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Subject Warburg Institute -- History.
Image (Philosophy)
Representation (Philosophy)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Trabant, J├╝rgen.
ISBN 3110364638