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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Melissa rated it liked it Aug 02, Paperbackpages. The book ends by describing how we are presently in the midst of a radical redefinition of childhood itself, a change in cultural values inaugurated by images. Trivia About Pictures of Innoc Photographs against the law. My library Help Advanced Book Search. State Library of NSW. These 29 locations in All: Kate Van Haren rated it really liked innkcence Jun 02, Australian Catholic University Library.

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Not since Martha Banta’s Imaging American Women have I experienced the inncence of intellectual excitement over reading a study about images that I felt while reading Anne Higonnet’s Pictures of Innocence. Amanda rated it it was ok Mar 20, References to this book Talk about Sex: These online bookshops told us they have this item: Denise rated it it was amazing Aug 31, These 4 locations in Western Australia: Pictures have always been crucial to that ideal, and now they promise to We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.


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The negation of innocence, either in the image itself or in the perception of the beholder, has raised the social and legal specter of child pornography. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Notes Includes bibliographical references p.

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As a parent, she feels the threat of even the remote possibility of a child being exploited and abused sexually; as an academic, she is anxious that she might become suspect because she analyzes and interprets the sacred conventions of childhood innocence. Thames and Hudson, University of Queensland Library. By using our website you iinnocence to our use of cookies. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Open to the public. La Trobe University Ppictures.

University of Western Australia Library. Open Preview See a Problem? The urgency with which we police the boundaries of our identities, particularly in representations and in language, affirms the slippery and conditional quality of the categories themselves. This book explores the images that are at once the most common, the pictutes sacred, and the most controversial of our time, ranging from 18th-century portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds to greeting cards by Anne Geddes, from the ambiguous photographs of Lewis Carroll to those of Sally Mann.


The misreading in question is that any photograph of innocece child’s body, clothed or unclothed, is suspect because it could lead some perceivers to engage in pornographic fantasies and even act out such fantasies through criminal behavior against children.

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Moreover, her field, child studies, is still dismissed by the academy as trivial and sentimental, appropriate for women and second-rate minds Open to the public N Home This editionEnglish, Book, Illustrated edition: This website uses higonet to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A series that addresses controversial themes and issues in the arts.

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