Visual Impact: Culture and the Meaning of Images

Visual Impact: Culture and the Meaning of Images

by Terence Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1859734731

ISBN-13: 2901859734734

Pub. Date: 01/06/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

From the office to domestic interior to shops, images surround us in modern life. The internet has increased this visual onslaught exponentially. Is there a systematic order to this seemingly endless array of pictures and depictions? Looking at picture-making traditions around the world, the author demonstrates how schemes of depiction are ordered throughout all ages

Overview

From the office to domestic interior to shops, images surround us in modern life. The internet has increased this visual onslaught exponentially. Is there a systematic order to this seemingly endless array of pictures and depictions? Looking at picture-making traditions around the world, the author demonstrates how schemes of depiction are ordered throughout all ages and across all cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901859734734
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Perception and Representation 15

2 Perceiving Images 33

3 Cultural Representation 49

4 News Media and Pictorial Tradition 65

5 The Representation of Refugees 87

6 Collateral Coverage 103

7 'To Boldly Go': Digital Media and Interactive Narratives 121

8 Theory into Practice: The interactive Village 141

Conclusion 155

Notes 157

References 167

Index 187

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