The Image Society: Essays on Visual Culture

The Image Society: Essays on Visual Culture

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

The term 'visual culture' crops up everywhere. But what does it mean? Could we say there is a deluge of images? Does this threaten other cultural assets, such as the word? What do we stand to lose, and what do we stand to gain? The Netherlands Foto Institut (NFI) invited six writers and academics to write essays on these issues in order to stimulate discussion about… See more details below

Overview

The term 'visual culture' crops up everywhere. But what does it mean? Could we say there is a deluge of images? Does this threaten other cultural assets, such as the word? What do we stand to lose, and what do we stand to gain? The Netherlands Foto Institut (NFI) invited six writers and academics to write essays on these issues in order to stimulate discussion about images and visual culture. The result is a bundle of essays representing a broad range of opinions and ideas about today's image society, on photography, film, video, the internet and television, and on the changes stemming from the digitization of these media. The Image Society is a guide for everyone who has an interest in the world of the image.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056622848
Publisher:
NAi 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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