Picturing Texts

Author: Lester Faigley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393979121

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 2957


Redefining composition to include conscious attention to images and design, Picturing Texts is the first writing textbook to show students how to compose visual texts as well as how to read them.

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks

Picturing Text

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135121524

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1918


Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies.

Designing Texts

Teaching Visual Communication

Author: Eva R. Brumberger,Kathryn M. Northcut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351868136

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 9134


'Designing Texts' is an edited collection dedicated to teaching visual communication in non-visual disciplines, with a particular focus on the fields of technical and professional communication, rhetoric, and composition.

Picturing Canada

A History of Canadian Children's Illustrated Books and Publishing

Author: Gail Edwards,Judith Saltman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802085407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

View: 9951


Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.

Composition and Copyright

Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use

Author: Steve Westbrook

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438425996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 4351


Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

Text, Image, and Otherness in Children's Bibles

What Is in the Picture?

Author: Caroline Vander Stichele,Hugh S. Pyper

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589836626

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 8428


Children’s Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children’s Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these Bibles, which is discussed from different angles in the essays. Their shared focus is on the representation of “others”—foreigners, enemies, women, even children themselves—in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories. The contributors are Tim Beal, Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Melody Briggs, Rubén R. Dupertuis, Emma England, J. Cheryl Exum, Danna Nolan Fewell, David M. Gunn, Laurel Koepf, Archie Chi Chung Lee, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Cynthia M. Rogers, Mark Roncace, Susanne Scholz, Jaqueline S. du Toit, and Caroline Vander Stichele.

A Companion to Illustration

Art and Theory

Author: Alan Male

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 111918553X

Category: Art

Page: 688

View: 1003


A contemporary synthesis of the philosophical, theoretical and practical methodologies of illustration and its future development Illustration is contextualized visual communication; its purpose is to serve society by influencing the many aspects of its cultural infrastructure; it dispenses knowledge and education, it commentates and delivers journalistic opinion, it persuades, advertises and promotes, it entertains and provides for all forms of narrative fiction. A Companion to Illustration explores the definition of illustration through cognition and research and its impact on culture. It explores illustration’s boundaries and its archetypal distinction, the inflected forms of its parameters, its professional, contextual, educational and creative applications. This unique reference volume offers insights into the expanding global intellectual conversation on illustration through a compendium of readings by an international roster of scholars, academics and practitioners of illustration and visual communication. Encompassing a wide range of thematic dialogues, the Companion offers twenty-five chapters of original theses, examining the character and making of imagery, illustration education and research, and contemporary and post-contemporary context and practice. Topics including conceptual strategies for the contemporary illustrator, the epistemic potential of active imagination in science, developing creativity in a polymathic environment, and the presentation of new insights on the intellectual and practical methodologies of illustration. Evaluates innovative theoretical and contextual teaching and learning strategies Considers the influence of illustration through cognition, research and cultural hypotheses Discusses the illustrator as author, intellectual and multi-disciplinarian Explores state-of-the-art research and contemporary trends in illustration Examines the philosophical, theoretical and practical framework of the discipline A Companion to Illustration is a valuable resource for students, scholars and professionals in disciplines including illustration, graphic and visual arts, visual communications, cultural and media and advertising studies, and art history.

Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing

Author: Carl Whithaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317441435

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4078


Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing offers a theoretical framework, case studies and methods for evaluating student writing. By examining issues in writing assessment the book discovers four situated techniques of authentic assessment that are already in use at a number of locales throughout the US.

Writing the Visual

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition and Communication

Author: Carol David,Anne R. Richards

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 4200


WRITING THE VISUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS OF COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION offers a variety of creative and theoretically based approaches to the development of visual literacy. The book's introduction and twelve chapters provide an array of pedagogical perspectives, exceptional field-tested assignments for students writing across the disciplines, and a strong bibliographic base from which readers might continue their exploration of visual studies. Presenting ideas both imaginative and practical for teachers and advanced students, WRITING THE VISUAL aims to expand our understanding of how visual and verbal elements contribute to a text's effectiveness. Extensively referencing key figures from ancient times to the present who have developed theories, described histories, and provided analyses of images, WRITING THE VISUAL responds to the growing desire for critical and creative engagement with visual language in composition and communication classrooms. - ABOUT THE EDITORS Carol David is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Iowa State University, where she served as teacher and administrator of composition programs from 1960 until her retirement in 2001. Her research on writing, visuality, and technical communication has appeared in TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, and elsewhere. - Anne R. Richards is Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, where she blends critical and interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of multimedia literacy and technical writing. Her research on scientific images, color on the World Wide Web, and multimedia sound has appeared or is forthcoming in TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY. - CONTRIBUTORS Contributors include Nancy Allen, Carol David, Jean Darcy, Jane Davis, Ryan Jerving, C. Richard King, Mark Mullen, L. J. Nicoletti, Alyssa O'Brien, Iraj Omidvar, Kristin Walker Pickering, Deborah Rard, Anne R. Richards, Yong-Kang Wei, and Barbara Worthington.