Sigrid Weigel

Grammatologie der Bilder
[Grammatology of Images]

suhrkamp taschenbuch wissenschaft vol. 1889
Suhrkamp, Berlin 2015, 487 pages
ISBN 978-3-518-29489-5 (Print); 978-3-518-74146-7 (E-Book)

Sigrid Weigel analyzes the forms of image transfer between science, religion, art, and theory. This also includes what comes “before the image,” the knowledge of images on the threshold between traces and iconic images—between the inaccessible and the depiction, material and figure, data and schemes, between ephemeral images and text. The focus is on moments and processes of emergence, such as the emergence of lines on a page, of neuronal indicators in the digital image, of affects on the face, of the transcendent in the painting or of findings in theory. Correspondences between current images that stand beyond art and image practices preceding art history come into view. It thus becomes evident in what way the pre-modern image practices of worship and degradation experience a resurgence in places where the iconographic controversy takes place today.


Further edition:

Grammatology of Images. Transl. by Chadwick T. Smith. Fordham 2022

Media Response

17 Nov 2016
Grammatologie der Bilder

Review by Alice Barale, in: Aisthesis Vol. 9 (2016), No 2

15 Nov 2015
Grammatologie der Bilder

Review by Sally Müller, in: sehepunkte 11 (2015)

13 May 2015
Grammatologie der Bilder

Rezension von Wolfgang Ullrich, in: Die Zeit vom 13.05.2015

16 Apr 2015
Buchtipp: Tränen und Bilderstreit

Review, in: TU intern 4 (2015), 16

12 Apr 2015
Sigrid Weigel erkundet den Nimbus der Bilder

Kurzrezension von Hendrik Werner, in: Weser-Kurier vom 12.04.2015, S. 28