Visual Culture

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ISBN-13:
9780745650708
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.02.2012
Seiten:
300
Autor:
Richard Howells
Gewicht:
776 g
Format:
244x142x21 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Fully revised, expanded and updated edition of the successful Visual Culture textbook.
Designed to introduce students to the analysis of a broad range of visual texts, including paintings, television, photographs, advertisements and new media.
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
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.

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