The Art of Reception
This book deals with processes of reception in visual arts. Images (in the broadest sense) from different cultures and times are examined. The volume focuses on two key interpretations of reception. On the one hand, reception is understood as a concept of repetition and revision spanning different cultures and time periods. On the other hand, reception is also seen as the process of perceiving images. Both ways of understanding can be described by the metaphor of migration of images: in the first case, images migrate from one medium to another; in the second case, they migrate from the artefact into the human body. The contributions to this volume cover a variety of approaches coming from different disciplines such as Ancient Oriental philology, English and American studies, classical studies, classical archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, art history, aesthetics, literature, media studies, philosophy, journalism, Romance studies, sociology, Near Eastern archaeology, prehistory, and classical studies.
Jacobus Bracker is a Research Associate at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Hamburg, Germany. From October 2017 until July 2018, he held the guest lectureship “Visual Culture and Anthropology in Archaeology” at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His main research interests are visual culture, image theory and environmental archaeology. He is the organiser of conferences on the theory of images, and co-editor of the online journal Visual Past.
Ann-Kathrin Hubrich studied Art History, Italian Literature and Political Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of Genoa, Italy. She received her Master of Arts with a thesis on the artistic programme of Lüneburg’s Lower Court. From 2014 until 2017, she was a scholarship holder at the Graduate School Humanities at the University of Hamburg. Her doctoral thesis focused on the scenography of court rooms in the early modern period. Since 2015, she has been part of the committee of Ulmer Verein, Germany. She currently works as a lecturer and curator in Hamburg, Germany.
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