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Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination
The Image between the Visible and the Invisible





ISBN 9780415516945
Published February 14, 2013 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the creative imagination in seeing and producing images and the imaginary.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Images need the Imagination

 

I. Imagination, Fantasies and Creativity

GERT MATTENKLOTT

On Imagination

PETER SLOTERDEJK

Ferocious Images

GEORGES DIDI-HUBERMAN

The Immanence of the Aesthetic

DIETER MERSCH

Imagination and Creativity. The Artistic Productivity

LUDGER SCHWARTE

Intuition and Imagination: How to see something that isn't there

 

II. Looking at Images and Images Look Back

MARIE JOSÉ MONDZAIN

What means: to See an Image and what Means: We See

HANS BELTING

Looking Pictures – Towards an Iconology of the Gaze

MATHIAS OBERT

Imagination or Answer? Images in Pre-Modern China

DAVID POEPPEL/CLARE STROUD

The Nature of Face Recognition. From the View of the Cognitive Neural Sciences

 

 

III. Body Images and Imagines Bodies

GUNTER GEBAUER

Die Neapolitanische Geste/The Neapolitan Gesture.Language Games and Imagination

VIVIAN SOBCHACK

Real Phantoms and the Phantom of Reality. A Phenomenology of Corporeal Imagination

CHRISTOPH WULF

Images of the Social

ERIKA FISCHER-LICHTE

Performative Space and Imagined Space. When Moving Bodies make the Imagination Move

K. LUDWIG PFEIFFER

Sport Rituals, Media Images, and the Imaginary

 

IV. Fuzzy Images - Blurred Vision

Gottfried Böhm

The Logic of the indeterminate Image

BERND HÜPPAUF

Blurring Lines and creating Spaces for the Imagination

REBECCA SCHNEIDER

A Short History of Images as Ritual: Re-enactment and Optical Unconsciousness

GABRIELE BRANDSTETTER

Erasing Images and Image Animation. E. T. A. Hoffmann, Balzac und Hofmannsthal

MARTIN PUCHNER

Kierkegaards Shadow Figures and the Ethics of Squinting

 

V. Constructions of the Visual

 

M. J. T. MITCHELL

On the Unimaginable and the Unthinkable. Word and Image in the Time of Terrorism

GERTRUD KOCH

Moving and Emtional Images. Faces and Masses

BRITTA SCHINZEL

How Visual Evidence in Medical Technology Undermines Scientific Objectivity

KARL-HEINZ KOHL

The Andorra Complex. Popular Images and the Conception of Self

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Editor(s)

Biography

Bernd Huppauf is Professor Emeritus of New York University and former Director of Deutsches Haus.

Christoph Wulf is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Historical Anthropology at the Free University Berlin.