Image Critique and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Sunil Manghani

By Sunil Manghani

Taking the autumn of the Berlin Wall as a key marker in fresh historical past – a interval during which more and more we discover ourselves looking at ‘instant historical past’ spread live to tell the tale air – the ebook offers a brand new severe suggestion of picture critique: a double technique of either a critique of pictures and using pictures as a way to interact with our modern mediated tradition for brand spanking new serious reasons. A wealthy array of fundamental resources are woven jointly to supply an intensive critique of the new and vigorous theoretical debates approximately visible tradition. themes variety from Francis Fukuyama’s finish of background thesis to metapictures, modern East German movie and the proposal of the general public sphere/screen. In staking out a brand new severe visible idea, the booklet doesn't search to offer any straight forward research of visible representations of the autumn of the Wall, yet in its place inhabits its ancient and ongoing resonance as a method to situate a fancy interactive account of heritage, politics, human motion, freedom, the media and visible culture.

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