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L’Effet Pygmalion is based on the literary, visual and audiovisual incursions of the first recorded simulacrum in Western culture. Although given life as woman and wife of her sculptor by the gods, and despite her soul and body, Pygmalion nevertheless remained a fantasy and artefact, a simulacrum. Neither a copy of a model, nor based on resemblance, the simulacrum exists on its own and transgresses the mimesis of artistic thought. This ambitious work goes beyond an interdisciplinary approach, and delves directly into the concept of representation. Victor Stoichta ranges from Ovidian texts to medieval miniatures, from a living Renaissance statue to paintings, photography, film and even Barbie dolls, in order to apply critical principals and to contribute to the hermeneutical discourse on the Western concept of images. The Pygmalion myth, as a parable of the breach of representation, the eviction of mimesis and the diversion of desire, brings to light the ruse in any society, such as our own, that is captivated by simulacra and its own delusions.

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L'Effet Pygmalion : Pour une anthropologie historique des simulacres

L'Effet Pygmalion : Pour une anthropologie historique des simulacres

L’Effet Pygmalion is based on the literary, visual and audiovisual incursions of the first recorded simulacrum in Western culture. Although given life as woman and wife of her sculptor by the gods, and despite her soul and body, Pygmalion nevertheless...

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Title L'Effet Pygmalion : Pour une anthropologie historique des simulacres
Edition First Edition
By (author) Victor I. STOICHITA
Collection Titre courant
ISSN 1420-5254
Issue 37
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 04/1/2008
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00537-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600005371
Reference no. 41-37
Publication Date 04/1/2008
Nb of pages 0 - 320
Illustrations 122 illustrations
Dimensions 12 x 19 cm
Weight 440 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-10537-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600105378
Reference no. 41-37-pdf
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-20537-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600205375
Reference no. 41-37-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 12 x 19 cm
Weight 440 gr
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