Verbalising the Visual: Translating Art and Design into Words

Verbalising the Visual: Translating Art and Design into Words

by Michael Clarke
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940373017
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Series:
Required Reading Range Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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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