Search Results for visual-culture

In our interview , Rodowick stated that the same set of concepts can be used to explain both cultural and epistemological changes taking place over long periods of time : " For me , this is what visual culture is all about : how these ...

Author: Margarita Dikovitskaya

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026204224X

Category: Art

Page: 316

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Drawing on interviews, responses to questionnaires, and oral histories by U.S.

Chapter 1 VANESSA R. SCHWARTZ AND JEANNENE M. PRZYBLYSKI VISUAL CULTURE'S HISTORY Twenty - first century interdisciplinarity and its nineteenth - century objects THIS * HIS VOLUME AIMS TO contribute to the history of visual culture by ...

Author: Vanessa R. Schwartz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415308658

Category: Art

Page: 405

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The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising.

The gap between the wealth of visual experience in postmodern culture and the ability to analyze that observation marks both the opportunity and the need for visual culture as a field of study. While the different visual media have ...

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415158763

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

across a variety of themes or subject matter such as race, class, gender, and sexuality that have been at the heart of debates in the Humanities for three decades, and thus central to the emergence of Visual Culture Studies as a ...

Author: Marquard Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412923699

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.
2008-06-19 By Marquard Smith

More recently art history as a discipline has attempted to consider visual culture in broader and more global contexts and with more self - reflection about its participation in creating categories of exclusion .

Author: Alexis L. Boylan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262539364

Category: Art

Page: 248

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How to think about what it means to look and see: a guide for navigating the complexities of visual culture. The visual surrounds us, some of it invited, most of it not. In this visual environment, everything we see—color, the moon, a skyscraper, a stop sign, a political poster, rising sea levels, a photograph of Kim Kardashian West—somehow becomes legible, normalized, accessible. How does this happen? How do we live and move in our visual environments? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a guide for navigating the complexities of visual culture, outlining strategies for thinking about what it means to look and see—and what is at stake in doing so. Visual culture has always been inscribed by the dominant and by domination. This book suggests how we might weaponize the visual for positive, unifying change. Drawing on both historical and contemporary examples—from Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party and Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre to the first images of a black hole—Alexis Boylan considers how we engage with and are manipulated by what we see. She begins with what: what is visual culture, and what questions, ideas, and quandaries animate our approach to the visual? She continues with where: where are we allowed to see it, and where do we stand when we look? Then, who: whose bodies have been present or absent from visual culture, and who is allowed to see it? And, finally, when: is the visual detached from time? When do we see what we need to see?
2020-08-11 By Alexis L. Boylan

If we are unable to read visual culture, we are at the mercy of those who write it on our behalf. Let us return, then, to the concept of visual literacy. If we are presented with a piece of printed text, we can easily begin to get to ...

Author: Richard Howells

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745650715

Category: Art

Page: 300

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"The first part of the book is concerned with differing theoretical approaches to visual analysis, and includes chapters on iconology, form, art history, ideology, semiotics and hermeneutics. The second part shifts from a theoretical to a medium-based approach and comprises chapters on fine art, photography, film, television and new media. These investigate the complex relationship between reality and visual representation." -- Book Jacket.
2012-01-10 By Richard Howells

Like high formalism in art theory and criticism (Chapter Three), a high visualism in art history and visual-culture studies has tended to answer these questions in a one-sided way: it says a priori, for example, that visual culture is ...

Author: Whitney Davis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836437

Category: Art

Page: 400

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What is cultural about vision--or visual about culture? In this ambitious book, Whitney Davis provides new answers to these difficult and important questions by presenting an original framework for understanding visual culture. Grounded in the theoretical traditions of art history, A General Theory of Visual Culture argues that, in a fully consolidated visual culture, artifacts and pictures have been made to be seen in a certain way; what Davis calls "visuality" is the visual perspective from which certain culturally constituted aspects of artifacts and pictures are visible to informed viewers. In this book, Davis provides a systematic analysis of visuality and describes how it comes into being as a historical form of vision. Expansive in scope, A General Theory of Visual Culture draws on art history, aesthetics, the psychology of perception, the philosophy of reference, and vision science, as well as visual-cultural studies in history, sociology, and anthropology. It provides penetrating new definitions of form, style, and iconography, and draws important and sometimes surprising conclusions (for example, that vision does not always attain to visual culture, and that visual culture is not always wholly visible). The book uses examples from a variety of cultural traditions, from prehistory to the twentieth century, to support a theory designed to apply to all human traditions of making artifacts and pictures--that is, to visual culture as a worldwide phenomenon.
2022-06-14 By Whitney Davis

APPROACHING VISUAL CULTURE: THE RELATIONSHIP OF FORM, FEELING, AND KNOWING TO LEARNING Our psychobiological responses to visual culture, and some of the reasons for its production, have much to do with the ecology of our development as ...

Author: Kerry Freedman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777473

Category: Education

Page: 189

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This is the first book to focus on teaching visual culture. The author provides the theoretical basis on which to develop a curriculum that lays the groundwork for postmodern art education (K–12 and higher education). Drawing on social, cognitive, and curricular theory foundations, Freedman offers a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts from a cultural standpoint. Chapters discuss: visual culture in a democracy; aesthetics in curriculum; philosophical and historical considerations; recent changes in the field of art history; connections between art, student development, and cognition; interpretation of art inside and outside of school; the role of fine arts in curriculum; technology and teaching; television as the national curriculum; student artistic production and assessment; and much more. “A compelling synthesis of scholarship from a variety of fields. . . . This book successfully blends theory with provocative arts education applications.” —Doug Blandy, Director, Arts and Administration, Institute for Community Arts Studies, University of Oregon “Insightful and well-researched. . . . This book will spark discussion among art educators, serving as a catalyst for change in theory and practice.” —Mary Ann Stankiewicz, President, National Art Education Association
2003 By Kerry Freedman

broader visual culture, diagrammatic representations move from being semiotically emaciated into fully fleshed examples of intellectual, emotional and aesthetic intent and take their place with earlier modes of picturing that freely ...

Author: Roger Balm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317377436

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Archaeology’s Visual Culture explores archaeology through the lens of visual culture theory. The insistent visuality of archaeology is a key stimulus for the imaginative and creative interpretation of our encounters with the past. Balm investigates the nature of this projection of the visual, revealing an embedded subjectivity in the imagery of archaeology and acknowledging the multiplicity of meanings that cohere around artifacts, archaeological sites and museum displays. Using a wide range of case studies, the book highlights how archaeologists can view objects and the consequences that ensue from these ways of seeing. Throughout the book Balm considers the potential for documentary images and visual material held in archives to perform cultural work within and between groups of specialists. With primary sources ranging from the mid-nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, this volume also maps the intellectual and social connections between archaeologists and their peers. Geographical settings include Britain, Cyprus, Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the United States, and the sites of visual encounter are no less diverse, ranging from excavation reports in salvage archaeology to instrumentally derived data-sets and remote-sensing imagery. By forensically examining selected visual records from published accounts and archival sources, enduring tropes of representation become apparent that transcend issues of style and reflect fundamental visual sensibilities within the discipline of archaeology.
2015-12-14 By Roger Balm

Following upon his important work in Holocaust memory {Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia, 1996), critical scholar Andreas Huyssen addresses the general domain of visual representation by considering Maus, ...

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485300970

Category: History

Page: 376

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A book that looks at both the traditional and the unconventional ways in which the holocaust has been visually represented. The purpose of this volume is to enhance our understanding of the visual representation of the Holocaust - in films, television, photographs, art and museum installations and cultural artifacts - and to examine the ways in which these have shaped our consciousness. The areas covered include the Eichman Trial as covered on American television, the impact of Schindler's List, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Isreali Heritage Museums, Women and Holocaust Photography, Internet Holocaust sites and tattoos and shrunken heads, the bodies of the dead and of the survivors.>
2001-01-01 By Barbie Zelizer