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The history in pictures

Nead, Lynda (2010) The history in pictures. Cultural and Social History 7 (4), pp. 485-492. ISSN 1478-0038.

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This article considers the relationship between the picture as historical document and as aesthetic experience. Pictures, it is suggested, are more than passive conveyors of visual evidence; they do not reflect other forms of historical experience and representation but actively work on and may alter those structures. The pleasures of the image should be recognized as a fundamental quality of this particular form of historical evidence.

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > History of Art
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Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 10:33
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