Cultures of Vision: Images, Media, and the Imaginary

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
1. Images and Vision1
A Video Diary1
Boundaries of Seeing and Feeling3
The Power to See8
The Eye in the Photograph11
Death in Bosnia14
Out of Focus: David Koresh18
Rodney King: Community and Communication20
The Eye and the Ear: In Time22
The Mirror Can See Forever28
2. Camera Lucida: Barthes and Photography32
Photographs and Images: The Polaroid32
Benjamin/Barthes/Berger35
Avedon's Slave40
Photographic Images and the Public Sphere47
Performing the Visual48
The Photographic Other52
Clint Eastwood's Magnum55
Lumière and Méliès58
Death of a Cameraman62
Sartre's Memory64
Toward Projection67
3. From Photograph to Film: Textual Analysis72
The Disappearance of the Image: Wavelength72
Is There a Medium for the Message? From Photography to Film75
Letter to Jane (Fonda)81
Celluoid-Time/Performance-Time84
Camera/Text/Frame86
Wim Wenders and Ozu90
The Classical Cinema as Paradigm95
The Classical Disguise100
The Naturalization of Artifice104
Why Science? Why Text?108

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - Images and Vision 1
  • 2 - Camera Lucida Barthes and Photography 32
  • 3 - From Photograph to Film Textual Analysis 72
  • 4 - Projection 127
  • 5 - Reinventing the Electronic Image 218
  • 6 - Postmodern Media Communities 278
  • Bibliography 337
  • Index 349
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