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The Embodied Eye

Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Συγγραφέας: Morgan David
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272231
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 280
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Embodied Eye"

David Morgan builds on his previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across disciplines studying the materiality of religions, Morgan gives an accessibly written theoretical overview including case studies of the ways seeing is related to touching, hearing, feeling, and such ephemeral experiences as dreams, imagination, and visions. The case studies explore both the high and low of religious visual culture: Catholic traditions of the erotic Sacred Heart of Jesus, the unrecognizability of the Virgin in the Fatima apparitions, the prehistory of Warner Sallman's face of Jesus, and more. Basing the study of religious images and visual practices in the relationship between seeing and the senses, Morgan argues against reductionist models of "the gaze", demonstrating that vision is not something that occurs in abstraction, but is a fundamental way of embodying the human self.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Morgan David
Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
ISBN: 9780520272231
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 07/02/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 280
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 408 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 50 b-w photographs


List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Part One. Culture's Two Bodies 1. Vision and Embodiment 2. The Body in Question 3. Ways of Seeing 4. Icon and Interface Part Two. The Senses of Belief 5. The Matter of the Heart: Touching and Seeing 6. The Look of Sympathy: Feeling and Seeing 7. The Enchantment of Media: Hearing and Seeing 8. At the Cusp of Invisibility: Visions, Dreams, and Images Notes Select Bibliography Index

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