Angaben aus der Verlagsmeldung

Art, Agency and Living Presence : From the Animated Image to the Excessive Object / von Caroline van Eck

The aim of this book is not primarily to add to the growing corpus of viewers' responses in which works of art are treated as living beings. Instead, it aims to contribute towards an understanding of such responses, both by analyzing them by means of concepts developed in classical rhetoric and Gell's anthropology of art and agency, and by retracing the history of attempts to understand - or even excite - such response.