ISBN-10:
069112440X
ISBN-13:
9780691124407
Pub. Date:
05/11/2008
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op - New Edition / Edition 1

Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op - New Edition / Edition 1

by Kiku AdattoKiku Adatto
Current price is , Original price is $26.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Overview

"Picture Perfect is perfect. The thoroughness and patience and precision of the research dumbfound me! Kiku Adatto has again provided us with a valuable tool for the continuing assessment of our media."—Walter Cronkite

"Tired of being manipulated by politicians and image consultants? Then read Kiku Adatto's brilliant, revealing book. Picture Perfect is pure consumer protection for good citizens."—Larry J. Sabato, author of A More Perfect Constitution

"Images are more important to our lives, both private and public, than ever before. Kiku Adatto's narrative, rich with evocative details, helps us understand how this has happened, and what it means for our future."—Robert D. Putnam, author of Bowling Alone

"Kiku Adatto's Picture Perfect is a book every journalist must read if we are to begin to truly understand ourselves and our world—and if we are to avoid the deadly mistake of Othello, who uncritically believed what he saw."—Bill Kovach, Project for Excellence in Journalism

"With rare insight and acuity, Kiku Adatto dispels the mystifications of a media age in which vital information is obscured by the opportunism of the photo op, and reality is too often the victim of the manipulations of Photoshop. This is an empowering book."—Homi K. Bhabha, author of The Location of Culture

"Picture Perfect is our most elegant, comprehensive, and current study of media and politics. Masterfully weaving together accounts of photographs, movies, television news, and the Internet, Adatto has written a profound reflection on the meaning of images in our public and private lives."—Jeffrey Abramson, author of We, the Jury

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691124407
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/11/2008
Edition description: New
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kiku Adatto is a Scholar in Residence at Harvard University's Humanities Center. Her writings on culture, politics, and the media have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the New Republicand the Huffington Post.

What People are Saying About This

Jeffrey Abramson

Picture Perfect is our most elegant, comprehensive, and current study of media and politics. Masterfully weaving together accounts of photographs, movies, television news, and the Internet, Adatto has written a profound reflection on the meaning of images in our public and private lives.
Jeffrey Abramson, author of "We, the Jury"

Bill Kovach

Kiku Adatto's Picture Perfect is a book every journalist must read if we are to begin to truly understand ourselves and our world—and if we are to avoid the deadly mistake of Othello, who uncritically believed what he saw.
Bill Kovach, Project for Excellence in Journalism

Sabato

Tired of being manipulated by politicians and image consultants? Then read Kiku Adatto's brilliant, revealing book. Picture Perfect is pure consumer protection for good citizens.
Larry J. Sabato, author of "A More Perfect Constitution"

Walter Cronkite

Picture Perfect is perfect. The thoroughness and patience and precision of the research dumbfound me! Kiku Adatto has again provided us with a valuable tool for the continuing assessment of our media.

Bhabha

With rare insight and acuity, Kiku Adatto dispels the mystifications of a media age in which vital information is obscured by the opportunism of the photo op, and reality is too often the victim of the manipulations of Photoshop. This is an empowering book.
Homi K. Bhabha, author of "The Location of Culture"

From the Publisher

"Picture Perfect is perfect. The thoroughness and patience and precision of the research dumbfound me! Kiku Adatto has again provided us with a valuable tool for the continuing assessment of our media."—Walter Cronkite

"Tired of being manipulated by politicians and image consultants? Then read Kiku Adatto's brilliant, revealing book. Picture Perfect is pure consumer protection for good citizens."—Larry J. Sabato, author of A More Perfect Constitution

Putnam

Images are more important to our lives, both private and public, than ever before. Kiku Adatto's narrative, rich with evocative details, helps us understand how this has happened, and what it means for our future.
Robert D. Putnam, author of "Bowling Alone"

Customer Reviews