The vernacular line: adoption and transposition of the kitsch in illustration

Walker, James (2014) The vernacular line: adoption and transposition of the kitsch in illustration.

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Official URL: 10.1386/jill.1.1.29_1

Abstract

The article considers the affect folk art has on the development of a vernacular visual language in particular associated with the expression and translation of the graphic line in illustration. It is argued that this process of translation and transference results in a conflict between aesthetic readings of the vernacular line, associated with the kitsch and the agency of the illustrated image/object. In adopting Alfred Gell's (1998) principle of the agency of art a more objective consideration of illustration in relation to its functional role in society, rather than the aesthetic value of the image/object can be developed.

Item Type: Article
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/11096

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