The World of the Image / Edition 1

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Everywhere we look in today’s world, images are pervasive; we are immersed in a world of images–and we are relying more and more on images to understand ourselves and our world. This brief, focused reader explores our reliance on images and the tools of analysis and description that we have to understand what we see.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321388827
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/21/2006
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 946,557
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents


1. The Act of Seeing

Deborah Curtis, Seeing and Awareness

Denise Grady, The Vision Thing: Mainly in the Brain

Mark Prendergrast, When Babies Become Aware of Themselves

Annie Dillard, Seeing

James Elkins, How to Look at Nothing

2. Mirroring Ourselves

Daniel Goleman, Equation for Beauty Emerges in Studies

Susan Bardo, Never Just Pictures

Philippe Liotard, The Body Jigsaw

Donna M. Wells, Visual History and Afican American Families of the Nineteenth Century

Gina Kolata & Ivor Peterson, New Jersey Trying a New Way for Witnesses to Pick Suspects

3. The Visual Surround

Read Mercer Schuchardt, The Perfect Icon for an Imperfect Postliterate World

Thomas J. Campanella, Eden by Wire: Webcameras and the Telepresent Landscape

Ann Marie Seward Barry, Media Images and Violence

Thomas Hine, Notable Quotables: Why Images Become Icons

Robin Landa, Speaking Brand

4. Images and Their Uses

Robert Hughes, Behold the Stone Age

Edmund Carpenter, Silent Music and Invisible Art

David Gelman, Dreams on the Couch

Douglas S. Fox, The Inner Savant

Oliver Sacks, In the River of Consciousness

5. Pictures That Prod

Deborah Solomon, Once Again, Patriotic Themes Ring True as Art

Alan Robbins, Dire Image: The Art of Persuasion

Richard Goldstein, Cartoon Wars

Nina Willdorf, Reality’s Flight

Leo Tolstoy, What Is Art?

6. The Image as Reality

Thomas Wheeler, The Digital Media Landscape: Liquid Imagery, Shaky Credibility

Ada Louise Huxtable, Living with the Fake and Learning to Like It

Bob Berman, Colorizing the Cosmos

Ernst Gombrich, Pygmalion’s Power

Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechnical Reproduction

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