Image and Society
Published: Thursday, 02 January 2014
By: Yannis Skarpelos
Vision is the sense that constantly lures us to the world. This is why philosophers condemned vision as prone to illusion. Constant and obvious, image is something out of thought, unless mechanically created. Still, we still doubt about its honesty, authenticity, and the truth of its obviousness.
Throus stories about images and stories with images, this book is researching the mechanisms of visual representation as well as the bidirectional relations between image and society. The same names and images keep incurring throughout the text, since looking to the past they are haunting the nightmares of science.