ISBN-10:
0745650716
ISBN-13:
9780745650715
Pub. Date:
01/24/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Visual Culture / Edition 2

Visual Culture / Edition 2

by Richard Howells, Joaquim Negreiros

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745650715
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 578,941
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Howells is Professor of Cultural Sociology at King’s College London.

Joaquim Negreiros is a former lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at ESCS, ISCTE, and other Portuguese higher education institutions, and now teaches at CSM, Lisbon.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface to the First Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Introduction 1

Part I: Theory

1 Iconology 11

2 Form 35

3 Art History 60

4 Ideology 83

5 Semiotics 112

6 Hermeneutics 137

Part II: Media

7 Fine Art 157

8 Photography 183

9 Film 207

10 Television 237

11 New Media 263

Conclusion 295

Notes 296

Bibliography 322

Index 333

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"This second edition is a comprehensive, sophisticated, eminently readable analysis of what everyone sees but almost no one notices."
John Stilgoe, Harvard University

"Generous, wide-ranging, always helpful and clear, this second edition of Richard Howells' Visual Culture is a succinct and versatile guide to the different languages that images speak. For the literature student in particular, this is, I believe, the best general introduction available to the key ideas, the key questions and the key texts of visual culture."
John Harvey, University of Cambridge

"As a guide for the study of visual culture, this volume stands out for breadth, accessibility, and usefulness. The authors examine writers who have changed the way we think and see, the nature and experience of visual media, and leading conceptual tools on which the study of visual culture has relied. The result is a highly readable, deeply informed and richly illuminating book."
David Morgan, Duke University

"Visual Culture ranges across diverse disciplines and entertains multiple-sometimes opposing-perspectives on its subject. It provides a comprehensive introduction to media theory and a practical grounding in the analysis of multiple media, from fine arts to television, and from photography to new media."
Paul K Eiss, Director of the Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University

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