Verbalising the Visual: Translating Art and Design into Words

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Is every picture worth a thousand words? And what words should they be? Verbalising the Visual explores the ever-changing relationship between language, objects, and meanings, and considers how we translate the experience of visual culture into written and spoken words. World-renowned author and cultural commentator Michael Clarke looks at a range of language--formal and informal, academic and colloquial, global and local--and reveals how this language characterizes current art and design discourse. More than 300...

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Overview

Is every picture worth a thousand words? And what words should they be? Verbalising the Visual explores the ever-changing relationship between language, objects, and meanings, and considers how we translate the experience of visual culture into written and spoken words. World-renowned author and cultural commentator Michael Clarke looks at a range of language--formal and informal, academic and colloquial, global and local--and reveals how this language characterizes current art and design discourse. More than 300 pictures illustrate the intriguing examples. Ideal for visual arts students and helpful for anyone interested in writing and talking about art, including everyone in marketing, advertising, and communications, Verbalising the Visual is a refreshing, insightful look at words and pictures and the place where they intersect.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940373017
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Series: Required Reading Range Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Michael Clarke has been the art and design correspondent for London's Times Educational Supplement for more than thirty years. He contributes almost-weekly articles on major exhibitions and current developments in the visual arts. He has also contributed to many other journals, including Contemporary Visual Art and Fashion + Theory. He lives in London.

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  • Posted August 24, 2010

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    An Interesting Read on Visual Communication.

    In society we are bombarded by visual communication all day, every day. This book explains how to translate these experiences into words and considers the many manifestations of visual culture which we all encounter and interpret.
    The author tackles this 'big' question in an accessible styles drawing on theorists such as Roland Barthes and Foucault for an historical account of visual interpretation, while explaining how anyone can critically evaluate a variety of visual matter. After reading this book I felt confident in my approach to discussing and writing about art, and now I often dip back into the book for reference when I am writing an essay or review, putting the chapter summaries to full use.

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