Art, Design And Visual Culture

Art, Design And Visual Culture

by Malcolm Barnard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312216912

ISBN-13: 9780312216917

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Why do we have the visual experiences we have? Why do the buildings, cars, products and advertisements we see look the way they do? How are we to explain the existence of different styles of paintings, different types of cars and different genres of film? How are we to explain the existence of different visual cultures? This book begins to answer these questions by…  See more details below

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Why do we have the visual experiences we have? Why do the buildings, cars, products and advertisements we see look the way they do? How are we to explain the existence of different styles of paintings, different types of cars and different genres of film? How are we to explain the existence of different visual cultures? This book begins to answer these questions by explaining visual experience in terms of visual culture. The strengths and weaknesses of traditional means of analysing and explaining visual culture are examined and assessed. Using a wide range of historical and contemporary examples, it is argued that the groups which artists and designers form, the audiences and markets which they sell to, and the different social classes which are produced and reproduced by art and design, are all part of the successful explanation and critical evaluation of visual culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312216917
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1What is Visual Culture?10
2How May It Be Studied?32
3Producers: Artists and Designers58
4Consumers: Markets, Publics and Audiences79
5Media, Access and Ownership102
6Signs, Codes and Visual Culture124
7Different Types of Art and Design143
8Visual Culture and the Social Process166
9Conclusion197
Bibliography201
Index208

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