Hamida Bosmajian. Pictures of Innocence: The History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood, by Anne. Higonnet. New York and London: Thames and Hudson, Anne Higonnet’s book on the historical representation of children in the visual arts examines the construction of childhood from the careful perspective of a. According to one recent account, art theory has, until recently, dismissed childhood.1Understood at once to be too trivial and too dangerous a focus for critical.

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Pictures have always been crucial to that ideal, and now they promise to Steve Morrison rated it liked it Dec 27, New York and London: The Romantic child is desirable precisely to the extent that it does not understand desire.

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These 2 locations in South Australia: Irvine Limited preview – Kate Van Haren rated it really liked it Jun 02, It is a point of view that raised “misreading” to the level of legally constituted public policies. Ever since its invention, photography has unsettled the certainties of ideal childhood, not only by revealing its inherent tensions, but also by showing how the uses and interpretations of photography can eroticize children.

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View online Higonndt Buy Freely available Show 0 more links This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Discussion then turns to the crisis in the ideal of childhood innocence.

The ideal of childhood innocence is perhaps the most cherished concept of modern Western culture, all the inncoence so because it seems to be under siege. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries National Library of Australia.


In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. Other editions – View all Pictures of Innocence: Photography of children — History. This book explores the images that are at znne the most common, the most sacred, and the most controversial of our time, ranging from 18th-century portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds to greeting cards by Picturee Geddes, from the ambiguous photographs of Lewis Carroll to those of Sally Mann.

The nine chapters of her study divide into two parts: Open to the public ; N The University of Melbourne Library. View freely available titles: On one level, Higonnet’s findings are even more challenging than Banta’s, for Pictures of Innocence has the courage to rise against a dangerous and politically empowered point of view in late twentieth-century America.

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