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The Resource Treasuring the gaze : intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures, Hanneke Grootenboer

Treasuring the gaze : intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures, Hanneke Grootenboer

Label
Treasuring the gaze : intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures
Title
Treasuring the gaze
Title remainder
intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures
Statement of responsibility
Hanneke Grootenboer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The end of the eighteenth century saw the start of a new craze in Europe: tiny portraits of single eyes that were exchanged by lovers or family members. Worn as brooches or pendants, these minuscule eyes served the same emotional need as more conventional mementoes, such as lockets containing a coil of a loved one's hair. The fashion lasted only a few decades, and by the early 1800s eye miniatures had faded into oblivion. Unearthing these portraits in Treasuring the Gaze, Hanneke Grootenboer proposes that the rage for eye miniatures--and their abrupt disappearance--reveals a knot in the unfolding of the history of vision. Drawing on Alois Riegl, Jean-Luc Nancy, Marcia Pointon, Melanie Klein, and others, Grootenboer unravels this knot, discovering previously unseen patterns of looking and strategies for showing. She shows that eye miniatures portray the subject's gaze rather than his or her eye, making the recipient of the keepsake an exclusive beholder who is perpetually watched."--
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Grootenboer, Hanneke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.E9
LC item number
G76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eye in art
  • Gaze in art
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Visual perception in art
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in art
  • Eye in art
  • Gaze in art
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in art
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Visual perception in art
  • Europe
  • Bildnisminiatur
  • Auge
  • Sehen
Label
Treasuring the gaze : intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures, Hanneke Grootenboer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
An overlooked episode of vision's history -- Intimate vision: the portrait miniature's structure of address -- Gazing games: eye portraits and the two sexes of sight -- The crying image: the withdrawal of the gaze -- Intimate as extimate: the gaze as part-object -- The face becoming eye: portraiture's minimum -- The eye portrait's afterlife
Control code
852955821
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780226309668
Lccn
2012005109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852955821
Label
Treasuring the gaze : intimate vision in late eighteenth-century eye miniatures, Hanneke Grootenboer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
An overlooked episode of vision's history -- Intimate vision: the portrait miniature's structure of address -- Gazing games: eye portraits and the two sexes of sight -- The crying image: the withdrawal of the gaze -- Intimate as extimate: the gaze as part-object -- The face becoming eye: portraiture's minimum -- The eye portrait's afterlife
Control code
852955821
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780226309668
Lccn
2012005109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852955821

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