Concepts of identity are complex and changing, and in this book Katherine Hoffman examines images of individuals and families from ancient Egypt to the present?more than two thirds of the book covers the twentieth century. Through a comprehensive study of paintings, sculpture, photography, film, television, and other media, Hoffman provides eye-opening insights on the identity of family and self through time and explores what these images say about the attitudes and values of a particular culture.Concepts of identity and self as individuals and families are complex and changing, but images from the artist, the photographer, the filmmaker, and TV producer can help us discover where we came from, who we are and why, and where we are in the maze of postmodern life. Katherine Hoffman explores portraits and images from ancient Egypt to the present?more than two-thirds of the book covers the twentieth century, including images from art, photography, film, TV, and other media. The 75 illustrations are integrated with the text.
Introduction: Of Families and Portraits; From Whence We Came; The Ancient and Medieval World; From the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Twentieth Century; 19001945; The Late Forties and Fifties; The Sixties; The Seventies; The Eighties and Early Nineties; Epilogue: Identities, Images, and Stories.