Working with Words and Images: New Steps in an Old Dance

Working with Words and Images: New Steps in an Old Dance

by Nancy Allen
     
 

Words and images can harmonize to clarify meaning in a variety of texts. This interdisciplinary work presents practitioners, researchers, creative artists, and teachers discussing how we process and develop meaning from words and images. This study is especially important for writers and designers working in electronic communication environments, where the marriage

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Words and images can harmonize to clarify meaning in a variety of texts. This interdisciplinary work presents practitioners, researchers, creative artists, and teachers discussing how we process and develop meaning from words and images. This study is especially important for writers and designers working in electronic communication environments, where the marriage of words and images challenges traditional training.

Ranging from theory to practice, chapters examine both cognitive issues and aesthetic concerns. This book explores topics such as:^L^DBLHuman processing of images and text^DBLThe roles of written language in project development in the arts^DBLUses of images and visual thinking by writers^DBLHow the ways in which words and images convey meaning can be both different and complementary^LProfessionals, teachers, and students will be understand more effective uses of text and visual displays, and today's writer or designer will learn to clarify complex ideas by controlling the intersections of words and images.

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Teachers, researchers, and practitioners in composition, visual arts, and psychology offer various perspectives on the relationship between words and images in the computer age. Among their topics are the indexical hypothesis, some ways that graphics communicate, text and image in the theater, an etiology of two images from a lost graphics novel, the digital design revolution, and exploring links among corporate and academic web sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567506099
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
New Directions in Computers and Composition Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.88(d)

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