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The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

David Wengrow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

It has often been claimed that “monsters”—supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species—play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. This book ... More


Introduction

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book explores the relationship between image and cognition in the context of the first age of mechanical reproduction. Linking these various interests is the theme of “monsters,” a term that ... More


Culture, Machines, and Cultural Industry

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 acts as a fulcrum for the book, examining Dickens's attitudes to culture and the machine, looking forward to the importance of machines to Dickens's afterlives, and back to the real and ... More


Conclusion: Persistent, but not Primordial: Emergent Properties of Cognition

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book concludes with a discussion of the emergent properties of cognition. It first considers an essay published in 1942 by Rudolph Wittkower entitled “Marvels of the East: A Study in the History ... More


Introduction

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Analyses the relation between experience and techniques of mechanical reproduction through a critical discussion of ideas from Walter Benjamin. Argues that postmodern sensibility is one that is ... More


Mahler as Imagist

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses Mahler and imagism, bringing together three different subjects—listener understanding, compositional awareness, and developments in audio technology—that can be related through ... More


Recording, Repetition, and Memory in Absolute Music

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter identifies three approaches to help in sorting out the different functions of recordings as memory objects, studying Jacques Attali and his analysis of “the repetitive economy” of ... More


The Work of Empire in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter investigates printing and empire in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Bengal. To adapt Walter Benjamin, it sets out the work of empire in the age of mechanical reproduction ... More


God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings

Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, and Yul Soo Yoon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847647
eISBN:
9780824868338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847647.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“What is a Korean shaman painting?” Or perhaps, “When is a Korean shaman painting?” What makes a shaman painting more than “just a painting”? Painted Gods describes the active lives that Korean ... More


Gods Painted, Gods Bought and Sold

Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, and Yul Soo Yoon

in God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847647
eISBN:
9780824868338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847647.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The contemporary market in sacred goods is a neglected backstage to contemporary shamanic practice. Shaman paintings are commissioned in shaman supply shops and produced by commercial artists in ... More


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