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An introduction to visual culture /

by Mirzoeff, Nicholas.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxii, 321 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780415327589 (hbk. : alk. paper); 041532758X (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780415327596 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415327598 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Art and society | Visual communication | Visual perception | Mass media | Communication and culture | Postmodernism
Contents:
Global visual cultures : paradox and comparison -- Sight becomes vision : from al-Haytham to perspective -- "1492" : expulsions, expropriations, encounters -- Slavery, modernity and visual culture -- Panoptic modernity -- Imperial transcultures : from Kongo to Congo -- Sexuality disrupts : measuring the silences -- Inventing the West -- Decolonizing visions -- Discrete states: Digital worlds from the difference engine to Web 2.0 -- The death of the death of photography -- Celebrity : from imperial monarchy to reality TV -- Watching war.
Summary: This is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the history and theory of visual culture from painting to the television screen. Mirzoeff argues that the visual is replacing the linguistic as our primary means of communicating.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Global visual cultures : paradox and comparison -- Sight becomes vision : from al-Haytham to perspective -- "1492" : expulsions, expropriations, encounters -- Slavery, modernity and visual culture -- Panoptic modernity -- Imperial transcultures : from Kongo to Congo -- Sexuality disrupts : measuring the silences -- Inventing the West -- Decolonizing visions -- Discrete states: Digital worlds from the difference engine to Web 2.0 -- The death of the death of photography -- Celebrity : from imperial monarchy to reality TV -- Watching war.

This is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the history and theory of visual culture from painting to the television screen. Mirzoeff argues that the visual is replacing the linguistic as our primary means of communicating.

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