Making a photobook, Pt 5: Understanding one’s images (part 2)

The table below summarizes the notes I took from both the workshop on sequencing and courses in art history.

Subject Matter Primary Concern Comments
Pictograph Early form of mimetic device Helped you remember something; relationship between memory and object
Ideograph Idea, concept picture Sequential formulation: how one image can extend another and enhance the meaning of both
Symbol Something that stands in for something else Use of rhetorical devices such as synecdoche, metonymy
Emblematic image Symbol with a referent Not unlike metaphor; adding a referent to a symbol to change its meaning

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