History and Aesthetics of Mediatized Image (261297)

Learning Outcomes

•    To discern the most important marks of the History of Image;
•    To apprehend the complexity of the notion of image in western culture throughout modernity;
•    To understand the polysemy of the concept of image in inter-connection with historic evolution, and technological, economic, social and aesthetic development.

Study Program

1.    Image and Theory
    1.1.    The Image Concept;
    1.2.    Mimesis: Image and Similarity in Greek Philosophy;
    1.3.    Image and Economy: Mediations Present in the Medieval Iconoclasm

2.    The Image and its Cultural Mediations
    2.1.    The Power of Images in the Generation of Emotions;
    2.2.    Aniconism: Myth or Reality?
    2.3.    Art and Cultural Aesthetics: Complex Interconnections;

3.    Image and Technique: Media Images
    3.1.    Visual Culture Instituted by Modern Optical Devices;
    3.2.    Technical Image and its Possibilities of Reproduction;
    3.3.    The Contemporary Mediations of Image Technicization.

Bibliography

MAIN REFERENCES: 

DEBRAY, Régis (1992). Vida y Muerte de la Imagen. Historia de la Mirada en Occidente (or. Vie et Mort de L’Image. Un Histoire du Regard en Occident). Barcelona, Editorial Paidós (2002), 317 pp.
FREEDBERG, David (1989). El Poder de las Imágenes. Estudios Sobre la Historia y la Teoría de la Respuesta (or. The Power of Images. Studies in the History and Theory of Response). Madrid, Cátedra (1992), 496 pp.