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Visual Culture

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#LINK<>#This is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of the highly successful Visual Culture. Like its predecessor, this new version is about visual literacy, exploring how meaning is both made and transmitted in an increasingly visual world. It is designed to introduce students and other interested readers to the analysis of all kinds of visual text, whether drawings, paintings, photographs, films, advertisements, television or new media forms. The book is illustrated with examples that range from medieval painting to contemporary advertising images, and is written in a lively and engaging style.

The first part of the book takes the reader through differing theoretical approaches to visual analysis, and includes chapters on iconology, form, art history, ideology, semiotics and hermeneutics. The second part shifts from a theoretical to a medium-based approach and comprises chapters on fine art, photography, film, television and new media. These chapters are connected by an underlying theme about the complex relationship between visual culture and reality.

New for the second edition are ten more theoretically advanced Key Debate sections, which conclude each chapter by provoking readers to set off and think for themselves. Prominent among the new provocateurs are Kant, Baudrillard, Althusser, Deleuze, Benjamin, and Foucault. New examples and illustrations have also been added, together with updated suggestions for further reading.

The book draws together seemingly diverse approaches, while ultimately arguing for a polysemic approach to visual analysis. Building on the success of the first edition, this new edition continues to provide an ideal introduction for students taking courses in visual culture and communications in a wide range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, sociology, art and design.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Part I: Theory
1 Iconology
2 Form
3 Art History
4 Ideology
5 Semiotics
6 Hermeneutics
Part II: Media
7 Fine Art
8 Photography
9 Film
10 Television
11 New Media
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745650715
Author:
Howells, Richard
Publisher:
Polity Press
Author:
Negreiros , Joaquim
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art Theory
Subject:
Visual studies, art theory, design theory
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111227
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
244.89 x 172 x 27.5 mm 23 oz

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