Visual Culture

Images and Interpretations

Author: Norman Bryson,Michael Ann Holly,Keith Moxey

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574236

Category: Art

Page: 461

View: 8341

“We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past,” declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself challenged and enlarged by cultural debates over issues of class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Visual Culture assembles some of the foremost scholars of cultural studies and art history to explore new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art. CONTRIBUTORS: Andres Ross, Michael Ann Holly, Mieke Bal, David Summers, Constance Penley, Kaja Silverman, Ernst Van Alphen, Norman Bryson, Wolfgang Kemp, Whitney Davis, Thomas Crow, Keith Moxey, John Tagg, Lisa Tickner. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: all illustrations have been redacted.

Visual Culture

The Reader

Author: Jessica Evans,Stuart Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761962489

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

View: 8984

Visual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this reader puts issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.

An Introduction to Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415158761

Category: Art

Page: 274

View: 1303

The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

The Visual Culture Reader

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415252225

Category: Art

Page: 737

View: 9548

The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.

Visual Culture

Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415106230

Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 9372

Visual Culture is a collection of original and critical essays addressing 'vision' as a social and cultural process. The book exposes the organised but implicit structuring of a highly significant yet utterly routine dimension of social relations, the 'seen'. What we see, and the manner in which we come to see it, is not simply part of a natural ability. It is rather intimately linked with the ways that our society has, over time, arranged its forms of knowledge, its strategies of power and its systems of desire. We can no longer be assured that what we see is what we should believe in. There is only a social not a formal relation between vision and truth.

Comics and Visual Culture

Research Studies from ten Countries

Author: Alphons Silbermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111652394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 4397


Visual Culture

The Study of the Visual After the Cultural Turn

Author: Margarita Dikovitskaya

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042246

Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 5335

Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.

Archaeologies of Visual Culture

Gazes, Optical Devices and Images from 17th to 20th Century Literature

Author: Valeria Cammarata,Michele Cometa,Roberta Coglitore

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847002201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 3246

This book analyzes the interplay of gazes, optical devices and images in literature. Following the developments of Visual Culture studies, literary theory has expanded its original field of investigation and addresses, beyond the traditional relationship between the verbal and the visual, the influence that gazes, optical devices and images can have on literary texts. This research tries to define the literary lives of the scopic regimes of modernity: the gazes of English early modern women's writing, the optical devices in German literature between Classicism and Romanticism, and the images of the mineral world in modern French aesthetics.

Visual Culture

Author: Richard Howells,Joaquim Negreiros

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650716

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 1087

"The first part of the book is concerned with 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 investigate the complex relationship between reality and visual representation." -- Book Jacket.

Jenseits des Spiegels

Das Sehen in Kunstgeschichte und Visual Culture Studies

Author: Susanne von Falkenhausen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770559732


Page: 280

View: 4665



Disziplinen, Themen, Methoden

Author: Klaus Sachs-Hombach

Publisher: N.A


Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 430

View: 8237


The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415267052

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 476

Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.

Diaspora and Visual Culture

Representing Africans and Jews

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136218742

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 4836

This is the first book to examine the connections between diaspora - the movement, whether forced or voluntary, of a nation or group of people from one homeland to another - and its representations in visual culture. Two foundational articles by Stuart Hall and the painter R.B. Kitaj provide points of departure for an exploration of the meanings of diaspora for cultural identity and artistic practice. A distinguished group of contributors, who include Alan Sinfield, Irit Rogoff, and Eunice Lipton, address the rich complexity of diasporic cultures and art, but with a focus on the visual culture of the Jewish and African diasporas. Individual articles address the Jewish diaspora and visual culture from the 19th century to the present, and work by African American and Afro-Brazilian artists.

A General Theory of Visual Culture

Author: Whitney Davis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147655

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 2799

What is cultural about vision - or visual about culture? This book provides answers to these questions by presenting a framework for understanding visual culture. It argues that, in a fully consolidated visual culture, artifacts and pictures have been made to be seen in a certain way.

Teaching Visual Culture

Curriculum, Aesthetics, and the Social Life of Art

Author: Kerry Freedman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807743713

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 1176

Offering a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts (K-12 and higher education) from a cultural standpoint, the author discusses visual culture in a democracy.

Visual Culture

An Introduction

Author: John A. Walker,Sarah Chaplin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719050206

Category: Art

Page: 231

View: 2037

This book is about the expanding realm of visual culture: in architecture, art, design, advertising, photography, film, television, video, theatre performance, computer imagery and virtual reality. It is also about Visual Culture Studies, a relatively new academic discipline, or rather range of disciplines, that scholars employ to analyse visual artefacts. Unlike many other texts on the same subject, it foregrounds the ‘visual’ and is systematic and accessible. Visual culture provides an overview of the subject that pays heed to the achievements of both traditional and new theory whilst directing the reader to a large body of literature via references and an extensive bibliography. Walker and Chaplin discuss the concepts of ‘the visual’ and of ‘culture’ as well as the field and origins of Visual Culture Studies; coping with theory; models of production and consumption; institutions; pleasure; the canon and concepts of value; visual literacy and poetics; modes of analysis; culture and commerce; and new technologies. This book is designed for those studying the history and theory of fine arts, design and the mass media.

The Nineteenth-century Visual Culture Reader

Author: Margaret Cohen,Anne Higonnet,Charles Baudelaire,Karl Marx,Sigmund Freud,Georg Simmel,Alois Riegl,Siegfried Kracauer,Walter Benjamin,Michel Foucault,Gisèle Freund,Timothy J. Clark,Wolfgang Schivelbusch,Tom Gunning,Tony Bennett,James R. Ryan,Erika Diane Rappaport,Carl E. Schorske,David M. Henkin,Judith R. Walkowitz,David Nye,Jennifer A. Watts,Pierre Nora,Maurice Samuels,Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby,Kirk Savage,Joy S. Kasson,Linda Nochlin,S. Hollis Clayson,Eric Ames,Marcus Verhagen,Lisa Tickner,Sharon Marcus,Shawn Michelle Smith,Debora Leah Silverman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415308656

Category: Art

Page: 405

View: 1235

The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising.

Digital Visual Culture

Theory and Practice

Author: Anna Bentkowska-Kafel,Trish Cashen,Hazel Gardiner

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502480

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6990

Digital creativity is boundless. Art practitioners and scholars continue to explore what technology has to offer and practice-based research is redefining their disciplines. What happens when an artist experiments with bio-scientific data and discovers something the scientists failed to notice? How do virtual telematic environments affect our relationship with the object and our understanding of identity and presence? Interactive engagement with the creative process takes precedence over the finite piece thus affecting the roles of the artist and the viewer. The experience of arts computing in.