The essays collected in this volume focus on the interrelated themes of mimesis, semiosis and power, each study exploring some facet of the problem of representation and its relation to strategies of power in the use of verbal and visual signs. Topics discussed include mimesis and power in Plato's Ion, rhetoric and erotics in Petrarch's thought; the limits of visual and verbal representation in Renaissance paintings of the Annunciation; binary thought and Peirce's triadic semiotics; the cinematic semiotics of Gilles Deleuze; fascist iconography in the paintings of Anselm Kiefer; oppositional strategies in postmodern fiction; visual and verbal representations of the body in mass culture; and the semiotics of violence in postmodern popular culture.... nature of this article, permission to include reproductions of Kiefera#39;s art was withheld by the owners. In the case of the Ford Motor Companya#39;s advertisement of the Kiefer exhibit, permission was denied. However, Kiefera#39;s art is readily accessible, and Forda#39;s ad for all four venues of the exhibit is available in Art Forum, Art inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An interdisciplinary approach|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1991-06-21|