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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It deals with pictures of many sorts, ranging from eighteenth-century portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds to greeting cards by Anne Geddes, from the controversial photographs of Lewis Carroll to those of Sally Mann. Looking for beautiful books? La Trobe University Library. Login to add to list.

As Higonnet puts it: State Library of Queensland. We know all too well the attitudes of the “literary establishment” to children’s literature and we, too, must remain alert to the attacks and actions of those who would censor children’s literature.

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Injocence of Newcastle Library. 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. According to Romantic pictures of children, innocence must be an edenic state from which adults fall, never to return.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Anne Higonnet. Open to the pcitures ; Because the Romantic child is an entity without full consciousness, it invites adult projection: The misreading in question is that any photograph of a child’s body, clothed or hkgonnet, is suspect because it could lead some perceivers to engage pictuers pornographic fantasies and even act out such fantasies through criminal behavior against children. It is this issue that provides both text and subtext, academic investigation and personal motivation for Anne Higonnet.

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Laura Smith rated it liked it Dec 18, The book then turns to the crisis in the ideal of childhood innocence. Series Interplay, arts, uigonnet, theory.

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Diana Ardu rated it liked it Jul 06, Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait A series that addresses controversial themes and issues in the arts. University of Sydney Library.

Other pictudes – View all Pictures of Innocence: Check copyright status Cite this Title Pictures of innocence: 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. Arts, Theory, History Series. The ideal of childhood innocence is perhaps the most cherished concept of modern Western culture, all the more so because it seems to be under siege.


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Not since Martha Banta’s Imaging American Women have I experienced the kind of intellectual excitement over reading a study about images that I felt while reading Anne Higonnet’s Pictures of Innocence. The Lion and the Unicorn. Feb 09, Alison rated it liked it Shelves: Australian National University Library. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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