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THE PUBLIC IN THE PICTURE: INVOLVING THE BEHOLDER IN ANTIQUE, ISLAMIC, BYZANTINE AND WESTERN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART/DAS PUBLIKUM IM BILD: BEITRAGE AUS DER ANTIKE, DES ISLAM, AUS BYZANZ UND DEM WETEN. Ed. by Beate Fricke and Urte Krass. diaphanes, Zurich, 2015. Bilder Diskurs. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 304 pp. with 99 ills. (27 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783037344781 5 chapters in German only and 8 chapters in English only.
Publisher's description: The act of including bystanders within the scene of an artwork has marked an important shift in the ways artists addressed the beholder, as well as a significant transformation of the relationship between images and their viewership. In such works, the "public" in the picture could be seen as a mediating between different times, people, and contents. With The Public in the Picture, contributors describe this shift, with each essay focusing on a specific group of works created at a different moment in history. Together, the contributions explore the political, religious, and social contexts of the publics depicted and relate this shift to the rise of perspectival representation. Contributors to The Public in the Picture include Andrew Griebler, Annette Haug, Henrike Haug, Christiane Hille, Christopher Lakey, Andrea Lermer, Cornelia Logemann, Anja Rathmann-Lutz, Alberto Saviello, Daniela Wagner, and Ittai Weinryb.
Indexing: Western, Byzantine, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400, 1400-1600 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164922
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