The Image Society: Essays on Visual Culture

The Image Society: Essays on Visual Culture

by Warna Oosterbaan, Jose Dijck, Kitty Zijlmans, Frank Van Vree
     
 

ISBN-10: 9056622846

ISBN-13: 9789056622848

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: nai010 Publishers

We live in an age in which text is gradually losing ground to the image. People read less and spend ever more time in front of the computer screen or the TV. Events and personal lives are no longer only documented in reports, letters, or diaries, but also with digital cameras and video recorders. The fast-moving images of MTV continue to exercise increasing influence…  See more details below

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We live in an age in which text is gradually losing ground to the image. People read less and spend ever more time in front of the computer screen or the TV. Events and personal lives are no longer only documented in reports, letters, or diaries, but also with digital cameras and video recorders. The fast-moving images of MTV continue to exercise increasing influence on youth culture. Images obviously have a certain directness, accessiblity and attraction that puts them at an advantage in the competition to grab the audience's attention. To stimulate an exchange of ideas about this contemporary situation, six writers, scholars and experts were invited to devote an essay to the problems and potential of visual culture, examining questions of digitization, reproduction and authorship, the influence on our historic consciousness, and the impact on expressive traditions. Published in conjunction with The National Institute for Photography in the Netherlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056622848
Publisher:
nai010 Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Image Society6
The Images of Visual Culture: Assumptions, Definitions and Reality10
Shaken not Stirred: The Cocktail of Visual Culture22
No Images without Words: Continuity in a Multimedia Culture34
Truth and Lies: On Digital Visions44
The Sensation of the Image: On the Visualization of Historical Culture56
One Image is not Like Another: Art History and Current Visual Culture68
More Words about Pictures: Recommended Literature about Visual Culture78
About the Authors86
Index90

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