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Pictorial Appearing

Image Theory After Representation

Kresimir Purgar

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Kresimir Purgar, Pictorial Appearing (2019), transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, ISBN: 9783839441350

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Beschreibung / Abstract

The proliferation of digital technology has changed our visual perception and the way we interpret terms such as 'representation', 'immersion', and 'virtuality'.
Kresimir Purgar examines some of the topics fundamental to an understanding of the contemporary culture of images. The principal thesis of this volume is that we are witnessing the transitional period of images as not-representation-anymore and not-yet-immersion. Instead of just asking what images mean, we should ask ourselves what images are, how they appear, and what they do to us.
The author proposes the comprehensive concept of "pictorial appearing" that takes into account phenomenological, semiotic, and art-historical perspectives on both old and new images.


Kresimir Purgar is associate professor of visual studies and image theory at the University of Osijek, Croatia. Most recently he edited W.J.T. Mitchell's »Image Theory - Living Pictures« (Routledge, 2017).


  • Cover
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Introduction
  • 1. What is not an image (anymore)?
  • 2. Essentialism and subjectivism: Two ways of claiming an image
  • 3. Epistemological turns: Image as metaphor of the conditions of looking
  • 4. The modalities of pictorial appearing: Fundamental concepts
  • 5. Pictorial appearing as an image/ reality relation
  • Coda: This is not the reality
  • Index

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