Iconology Image, Text, Ideology
by W. J. T. Mitchell
University of Chicago Press, 1986
Cloth: 978-0-226-53228-8 | Paper: 978-0-226-53229-5 | Electronic: 978-0-226-14805-2
DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226148052.001.0001
ABOUT THIS BOOKTABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language. . . . The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read."—Rudolf Arnheim, Times Literary Supplement

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Iconology

Part 1: The Idea of Imagery

1. What's an Image?

Part Two: Image versus Text: Figures of the Difference

2. Pictures and Paragraphs: Nelson Goodman and the Grammar of Difference

3. Nature and Convention: Gombrich's Illusions

4. Space and Time: Lessing's Laocoon and the Politics of Genre

5. Eye and Ear: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Sensibility

Part 3: Image and Ideology

6. The Rhetoric of Iconoclasm: Marxism, Ideology, and Fetishism

Bibliography

Index