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

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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 ...

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Overview

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:• Human processing of images and text• The roles of written language in project development in the arts• Uses of images and visual thinking by writers• How the ways in which words and images convey meaning can be both different and complementaryProfessionals, 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)
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Meet the Author

NANCY ALLEN is Associate Professor of Written Communication in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches courses in professional communication, rhetoric, research methods, and computers and writing. She has published in such journals as Technical Communication Quarterly, Computers and Composition, IEEE, Journal of Computer Documentation, and Journal of Business and Technical Communication and in books on technical communication. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Computers and Composition.

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Table of Contents

Copyright Acknowledgments
1 Relationships between Words and Images: An Overview 1
2 The Indexical Hypothesis: meaning from Language, World, and Image 27
3 The Ransom Note Fallacy and the Acquisition of Typographic Emphasis 43
4 Some Ways That Graphics Communicate 57
5 Being Visual, Visual Beings 75
6 Image, Word, and Future Text: Visual and Verbal Thinking in Writing Instruction 97
7 Telling Our Stories in Pictures: Case History of a Photo Essay 121
8 Astronomical Rhetoric: Nineteenth-Century Photographs as Models of Meaning 140
9 Two-Dimensional Features in the History of Text Format: How Print Technology Has Preserved Linearity 164
10 The Concrete Word: Text and Image in the Theater 180
11 "The Way of the Sorcerer": An Etiology of Two Images from a Lost Graphic Novel 197
12 The Digital Design Revolution 219
13 Articulating (Re)Visions of the Web: Exploring Links among Corporate and Academic Web Sites 231
14 Reading PowerPoint 256
15 Mixing Oil and Water: Writing, Design, and the New Technology 271
Afterword: Experiments with Image and Word 286
App. A Exercises and Experiments for the Workbench 287
App. B A Model Curriculum 292
Selective Bibliography 294
Index 296
About the Editor and Contributors 303
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