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The deeper sense of iconographic meaning, however, is apprehended by ascertaining those underlying principles which reveal the basic attitude of a nation, a period, a class, a religious or philosophical persuasion. (Panofsky 1939: 7) Works of art are thus directly mimetic of their Zeitgeist, and culture itself is seen as an expressive totality. The visual motifs found in a particular period and art form thus allow the art historian to: deal with the work of art as a symptom of something else which expresses itself in a countless variety of other symptoms, and .

For an account of auteurism's influence and effect on the reputation of one of the most famous directors, see Kapsis 1992. 23 James Naremore 3 4 5 6 For a useful summary of these years, see Harvey 1978. Other commentaries on postmodern authorship include Andrew 1993 and Lehmann 1997. For an interesting essay on the signature of an auteur, see Thomas 1998. See Baecque 1997. Additional commentary on authorship from a feminist perspective may be found in Silverman 1988. References Andrew, Dudley. 1993.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Kapsis, Robert E. 1992. Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Lehmann, Courtney. 1997. '' Post Script 17, 1 (fall): 6±27. Naremore, James. 1990. '' Film Quarterly 44, 1 (fall): 14±23. Silverman, Kaja. 1988. The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Thomas, FrancËois. 1998. '' Positif 449/450 (August): 6±10. Truffaut, FrancËois. 1978. The Films of My Life.

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