Double Exposures: The Practice of Cultural Analysis

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A feminist literary theorist, specialist in Rembrandt, and a scholar with a knack for reading Old Testament stories, Mieke Bal weaves a tapestry of signs and meanings that enrich our senses. Her subject is the act of showing, the gesture of exposing to view. In a museum, for example, the object is on display, made visually available. "That's how it is," the display proclaims. But who says so? Bal's subjects are displays from the American Museum of Natural History, paintings by such figures as Courbet, Caravaggio, Artemisia ...

Double Exposures: The Practice of Cultural Analysis 1996, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415917049

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Double Exposures: The Practice of Cultural Analysis 1996, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415917032

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