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Images at Work

The Material Culture of Enchantment

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Building on his previous innovative work in visual and religious studies, David Morgan creates a new framework for understanding how the human mind can be entranced, invigorated, and changed by images.
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Aaron Duggan, Nova Religio The thesis presented in Images at Work, and the material selected and explicated to support it, is elegant in its simplicity. Morgan has clearly done the difficult, invisible, and underappreciated work of stripping his prose of nearly all lingo and academic shorthand. Morgan has taken the time and care to refine his argument into plain language. Because of this, the prose feels easy and unencumbered, allowing the meat and potatoes of the thesis to speak for
itself. Because Morgan has not definitively located his text within the confines of any single discipline, or embellished it with jargon specific to one field of study, the thesis he presents feels open and invitingan offer to scholars across disciplines to use his text as a point of departure from which to
reexamine and enrich their own areas of interest, whether those areas are religion, psychology, sociology, art history, anthropology, mythology, or semiotics.

Jillian Ewalt, ARLIS/NA Reviews This book will be of interest to academic libraries and scholars in visual studies, art, and art history . . . At its core, this book is really about the power of images. Morgan succeeds at demonstrating how enchantment exists as a fundamental and pervasive part of visual culture and the human experience.

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David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Forge of Vision(2015), The Embodied Eye (2012), and The Sacred Gaze (2005).


Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: To Believe & Make-Believe Chapter 2: How Images Work Chapter 3: Enchantment & Disenchantment Chapter 4: The Ecology of Images Chapter 5: Icon & Aura Chapter 6: Chance & the Work of Enchantment Conclusion Notes Select Bibliography Index