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Visual Studies: A Skeptical Introduction / Edition 1
     

Visual Studies: A Skeptical Introduction / Edition 1

by James Elkins
 

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ISBN-10: 0415966817

ISBN-13: 9780415966818

Pub. Date: 08/08/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In his latest book, James Elkins offers a road map through the field of visual studies, describing its major concerns and its principal theoretical sources. Then, with the skill and insight that have marked his successful books on art and visuality, Elkins takes the reader down a side road where visual studies can become a more interesting place. Why look only at

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In his latest book, James Elkins offers a road map through the field of visual studies, describing its major concerns and its principal theoretical sources. Then, with the skill and insight that have marked his successful books on art and visuality, Elkins takes the reader down a side road where visual studies can become a more interesting place. Why look only at the same handful of theorists? Why exclude from one's field of vision non-Western art or the wealth of scientific images?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415966818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/08/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,346,656
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of plates

1. What is Visual Studies?
2. The Subjects of Visual Studies
3. Ten Ways to Make Visual Studies More Difficult
4. What is Visual Literacy?

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