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Exploring Visual Culture By Matthew Rampley

Exploring Visual Culture
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An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body.
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Exploring Visual Culture: Definitions, Concepts, Contexts by Matthew Rampley

An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body. The book is organised around three broad themes, exploring key ideas and debates that have occurred during the last 20 or so years: *the meanings of the term 'visual culture' and of the various practices that form its basis *conceptual approaches to the contemporary analysis of visual culture *the cultural, social and historical contexts informing its production, distribution and consumption. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the last 100 years, the book adopts a cross-disciplinary perspective; it also explores, however, the limits of visual culture as an interdisciplinary field of study, engaging in current debates about the uses and value of the study of visual culture. It will therefore be of value both for readers new to the subject and also for those seeking fresh interventions into contemporary discussions within the field. Features *Accessibly written by a team of experts in the field *Illustrated throughout *Includes chapters on a wide range of visual forms, including architecture and urban design, film, crafts, fashion, design, fine art and the media.

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A recognisable guide that will be of use to undergraduates and those who want to come to terms quickly with the increasingly entrenched discourse. Where this book really rewards the reader is in the inclusion of overviews of the theoretical discussions taking place within visual cultural studies. These include perspicacious commentaries on important issues such as representation and realism, the significance of technical reproduction, and cyberculture. The Art Book It will no doubt become a core text for courses at undergraduate level... Both structure and layout are clear, the text is rigorous yet accesible and includes helpful concluding sentences and suggestions for further reading. -- Tara Hamling, University of Birmingham Art History A recognisable guide that will be of use to undergraduates and those who want to come to terms quickly with the increasingly entrenched discourse. Where this book really rewards the reader is in the inclusion of overviews of the theoretical discussions taking place within visual cultural studies. These include perspicacious commentaries on important issues such as representation and realism, the significance of technical reproduction, and cyberculture. It will no doubt become a core text for courses at undergraduate level... Both structure and layout are clear, the text is rigorous yet accesible and includes helpful concluding sentences and suggestions for further reading.

About Matthew Rampley


Matthew Rampley is Assistant Dean (Research) in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Teesside. He has published widely on visual theory and culture and is author of Nietzsche, Aesthetics and Modernity (2000) and In Remembrance of Things Past. On Aby M. Warburg and Walter Benjamin (2000)

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. Visual Culture and the Meanings of Culture; 2. Definitions of Art and the Art World; 3. Concepts of Craft; 4. Design and Modern Culture; 5. Fashion: Style, Identity and Meaning; 6. Photography and Film; 7. Architecture and Visual Culture; 8. Representation and the Idea of Realism; 9. Visual Rhetoric; 10. The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Author; 11. The Ideology of the Visual; 12. Visual Practices in the Age of Industry; 13. Technical Reproduction and Its Significance; 14. From Mass Media to Cyberculture; 15. Visual Culture and Its Institutions.

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GOR005635872
Exploring Visual Culture: Definitions, Concepts, Contexts by Matthew Rampley
Matthew Rampley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Edinburgh University Press
2005-06-23
272
0748618457
9780748618453
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