It has been claimed (1) that each Kanji tells a different "semantic" story, which must be discovered imaginatively by the interplay of metaphor and iconicity
, activated by pictographic cues, inferences, and background knowledge at the time of the blend, and (2) that the poetic text seeks an optimal use of Kanji both as an iconic and a metaphorical manifestation in the creation and the interpretation of its meaning.
simply as imageability, as we often do now, questions the entire chain of social constructs in which architecture is located.
As we've seen, allusions to real life and the real world and to distinctions between actors and real people occur in several places in the book, and in each instance these call for a restatement of the principle of iconicity
Here, too, we may discern the imprint of Goethe and Kleist, as Internet users publicly succumb to the iconicity
of paradigms which they themselves have designed.
The Virgin is embraced by Saint Elizabeth, but the iconicity
of the image is interrupted as Zachariah looks out suddenly and Joseph stoops to pick up his bag, while an ordinary woman on the right looks on.
The work contains many images of wanjina figures, including some which lend weight to my suspicion that it is naive to limit our interpretation of them to anthropomorphic iconicity
In primary iconicity
the association of base with referent is direct, either because an object is deictically pointed, or because the base is pictorical and encodes meaning by simulating the drawing of an event, object or person, or it is kinetic and executes all or part of an action performance (E kman - Friesen 1969: 61-62).
Chapter Four describes aspects of commonplace behaviour, ornamental and ritual design that suggest a relationship of iconicity
with the author's base metaphor.
The resulting works, with their equivocal representational status, hybridization of visual techniques in multiple media, and amalgamation of abstraction and iconicity
, combine alluring ambiguity with inscrutable austerity.
Created in the verbal signs of the "low iconicity
and high symbolic function" (McFarlane 27), a dramatic text normally enjoys the freedom of a fictional world.
2) In most discussions of iconicity
and performance, visual performance plays a primary role.
Gordon uses the creation of this image both to challenge its iconicity
and to reveal critical details about Lange--the thick silver cuff she wore on her arm, her human-centered working style, the physical challenges she faced, her complicated family life, and her temperament, compassionate, devoted, yet often quick-tempered and controlling.