Atlas of Emotion is a highly original endeavour to map a cultural history of spatio-visual arts. In an evocative montage of words and pictures, emphasises that "sight" and "site" but also "motion" and "emotion" are irrevocably connected. In so doing, Giuliana Bruno touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Message, the film making of Peter Greenaway and Michelangelo Antonioni, the origins of the movie palace and its precursors, and her own journeys to her native Naples. Visually luscious and daring in conception, Bruno opens new vistas and understandings at every turn.
Giuliana Bruno is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts, and Streetwalking on a Ruined Map, winner of the 1993 Katherine Kovacs prize for the best book in film studies.