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Power of images

July 18, 2008

While reading image/photo theory for my PhD (from now on referred to as “the bloody thing”), I came across some pearls of wisdom that I will randomly share. Consider the following one from 1614 encyclopedia entry on decoration of bedrooms. From The power of imagesby David Freedberg. Admittedly it is completely usless for “the bloody thing”.
If you have trouble reading text click here for a larger pic or here for other examples of the same belief.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2008 1:31 pm

    What an amazing piece of text.

    I bet many a wife knew what was coming when the pictures were uncovered!

    Too weird.

  2. July 21, 2008 10:23 pm

    Didn’t think of that one but now that you’ve mentioned it… :)

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