The Simplest of Signs: Victor Hugo and the Language of Images in France, 1850-1950


Must we learn how to read pictures? Or are pictures viewed, and texts read? If both pictures and texts are read, what theory accounts both for this reading and the manifest differences that exist between the two sign systems? In response to such questions, Timothy Raser traces the evolution of "simple signs".

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Newark, DE
Publication year:
  • 2004