Representing the Passions: Histories, Bodies, Visions

Front Cover
Getty Research Institute, 2003 - Art - 300 pages
0 Reviews
Through an interlocking series of texts and images, this work explores how extreme sensations such as wonder, misery, ecstasy and rage have been portrayed at different moments in Western culture. Moving across multiple fields of creative endeavour and intellectual inquiry - from classical artefacts to Chicano art, political protest to operatic performance, Rene Descartes's writings on the soul to the Internet's digitised flesh - it reveals how the passions have elicited, eluded and transformed the act of representation.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Representing the passions: histories, bodies, visions

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Presenting a wonderful opportunity to observe artist and museum collaborate, Bill Viola: The Passions catalogs an exhibition born of this pioneering video artist's involvement in the Getty's scholars ... Read full review

Contents

Force and Counterforce in Rene Descartess
13
Music and the Order of the Passions
37
Political Passions and Collective Violence
69
Copyright

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Richard Meyer is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California.

Bibliographic information