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Title: Image and text, the creation of JFK as a cultural icon
Authors: Yamniuk, Stephanie Melinda
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2000
Abstract: My purpose in this thesis is not only to argue that we can use theories about works of art to discuss a human icon but that doing so does perhaps give us some power over the icon. There are many disciplines of study--semiotics, studies in cinema and mass media, comparative studies in the arts--which are all focused on pictorial representation and visual culture. I want to take this approach a step further, and include the humanistic side of pictures. I want to take a human icon, substitute it for a picture, and apply theories about pictures, using image, text, and history. Mitchell's 'Picture Theory' is not a theory about pictures: it is a way of looking at theories--how they are "pictured." My thesis in turn is concerned with the way that we picture a human icon and how it functions as a materialist work of art that represents something other than exactly what one sees. Specifically, I propose to use aspects of Interarts Theory, normally concerned with visual and verbal art, and apply it practically to thehuman icon of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK). (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2401
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