Concepts Of Identity: Historical And Contemporary Images And Portraits Of Self And Family by Katherine HoffmanConcepts Of Identity: Historical And Contemporary Images And Portraits Of Self And Family by Katherine Hoffman

Concepts Of Identity: Historical And Contemporary Images And Portraits Of Self And Family

byKatherine Hoffman

Paperback | September 5, 1997

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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.
Katherine Hoffman teaches modern and contemporary art and art history at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she is chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts. She is the author of Explorations: The Visual Arts Since 1945,Collage: Critical Views, and An Enduring Spirit: The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe.
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Title:Concepts Of Identity: Historical And Contemporary Images And Portraits Of Self And FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:September 5, 1997Publisher:Avalon Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0064302113

ISBN - 13:9780064302111

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The study of familial imagery comes to life in Katherine Hoffman’s engaging text. Concepts of Identity shows how visual images describe and portray individuals and families and the society and culture they come from. Concepts of identity and self as individuals and families are complex and changing, but images from artists, photographers, filmmakers and TV producers can help us discover where we came from, who we are and why, and where we are in the maze of postmodern life.