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Visual literacy

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
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What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding "the visual," exploring national and regional ideas of visuality and charting out new territories of visual literacy  Read more...
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Title: Visual literacy /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 0415958105; 9780415958103; 0415958113; 9780415958110
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Content: Visual literacy or literary visualcy? -- Four fundamental concepts of image science / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The remaining 10 percent : the role of sensory knowledge in the age of the self-organizing brain / Barbara Maria Stafford -- Nineteenth-century visual incapacities / Jonathan Crary -- From visual literacy to image competence / Jon Simons -- The visual complex : mapping some interdisciplinary dimensions of visual literacy / Peter Dallow -- Visual literacy in North American secondary schools : arts-centered learning, the classroom, and visual literacy / Susan Shifrin -- Philosophical bases for visual multiculturalism at the college level / William Washabaugh -- Bridging the gap between clinical and patient-provided images / Henrik Enquist -- The image as cultural technology / Matthias Bruhn and Vera Dunkel -- Visual literacy in action : "law in the age of images" / Richard K. Sherwin.
Description: viii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Visual literacy or literary visualcy? -- Four fundamental concepts of image science / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The remaining 10 percent : the role of sensory knowledge in the age of the self-organizing brain / Barbara Maria Stafford -- Nineteenth-century visual incapacities / Jonathan Crary -- From visual literacy to image competence / Jon Simons -- The visual complex : mapping some interdisciplinary dimensions of visual literacy / Peter Dallow -- Visual literacy in North American secondary schools : arts-centered learning, the classroom, and visual literacy / Susan Shifrin -- Philosophical bases for visual multiculturalism at the college level / William Washabaugh -- Bridging the gap between clinical and patient-provided images / Henrik Enquist -- The image as cultural technology / Matthias Bruhn and Vera Dunkel -- Visual literacy in action : "law in the age of images" / Richard K. Sherwin.
Responsibility: edited by James Elkins.
Genre/Form: Kongress -- Cork -- 2005.
Year: ©2008.
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2007017432; National Library: 013789304
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: LB1068; Dewey No.: 370.15/5
OCLC No.: 124039134

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What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding "the visual," exploring national and regional ideas of visuality and charting out new territories of visual literacy that lie far beyond art history, such as law and chemistry. With an afterword by Christopher Crouch, this groundbreaking collection brings together the work of major art and visual studies scholars and critics to explore what impact the new concept of "visual literacy" will have on the traditional field of art history.
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"Visual Literacy brings intellectual rigor to a concept that often passes as an unexamined cliche. This collection of essays explores how well the metaphor of `reading' elucidates the viewing and Read more...

 
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