Striking Resemblance

Striking Resemblance The Changing Art of Portraiture

Hardback (07 Jan 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Portraits - single, double, and group - are the focus of this fascinating volume. Encompassing work from the 18th century to the present, this selection examines how portraits shape our notion of self in the context of individuality, partnerships and relationships. Four illustrated essays probe topics such as the portrait as a representation of identity and personality from the perspective of photography, cinema and theatre; the double portrait in all its variety, such as heterosexual and same-sex couples, mother and child, twins, reflections, shadows and doppelgangers; and the sometimes uneasy alliance between the individual and community - in portraiture. Thought-provoking and fascinating, this book will appeal to a range of readers, from those interested in art history and social criticism to psychology and social media.

About the Publisher



Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791352893
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 704.94207474942
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 1162g
Height: 217mm
Width: 284mm
Spine width: 22mm