What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images

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Why do we have such extraordinarily powerful responses toward the images and pictures we see in everyday life? Why do we behave as if pictures were alive, possessing the power to influence us, to demand things from us, to persuade us, seduce us, or even lead us astray? According to W. J. T. Mitchell, we need to reckon with images not just as inert objects that convey meaning but as animated beings with desires, needs, appetites, demands, and drives of their own. What Do Pictures Want? explores this idea and highlights ...

What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images 2006, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226532486

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What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226532455

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