Reinforced Library Binding
February 21, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1584655151
ISBN - 13: 9781584655152
From the Publisher
This groundbreaking collection is among the first in the field of art history to explore the relation between the traumatic and the visual field in the modern period. Ranging across media and spanning from the origins of modernity to the present, the essays gathered here pursue trauma as a structuring yet elusive subject of representation. Examining the most revelatory instances of encounter between event and image, between history and visual form, this collection offers an account of the centrality of trauma's visualization to an understanding of modernity.
About the Author
LISA SALTZMAN is Associate Professor of Art History at Bryn Mawr College and author of Anselm Kiefer and Art After Auschwitz. ERIC ROSENBERG is Associate Professor of Art History at Tufts University, and has lectured widely on trauma and photography.
"Art's engagement with the horrors of modern history and the traumas they have induced has been deep, persistent, wrenching, evolving, and frustrating. The essays in this volume explore that relationship with imagination, insight, and passion, ranging widely across forms of trauma, artistic media and styles, and interpretive approaches."