Art Visual Culture

Author: Angeliki Lymberopolou
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 1849760489
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Art

"Anthology of key texts that document the history of art over the past one thousand years" -- back cover.

The Visual Culture Reader

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415252229
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.

Visual Culture

Author: Jessica Evans
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761962476
Release Date: 1999-07-06
Genre: Art

Visual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this reader puts issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.

Religion Art and Visual Culture

Author: S. Brent Plate
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312240295
Release Date: 2002-02-23
Genre: Art

Religion, Art, and Visual Culture is a cross-cultural exploration of the study of visuality and the arts from a religious perspective. This forward looking and accessible collection gathers together the most current scholarship for those interested in art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. Inherently interdisciplinary, this reader approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The volume oscillates between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the broader theoretical discourses which are relevant to Humanities students today.

The Nineteenth century Visual Culture Reader

Author: Vanessa R. Schwartz
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415308666
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

This Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings about the nineteenth century, a key period in contemporary discussion of visual culture. Exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising the editors suggest that 'modernity' rather than 'modernism' is a valuable way of understanding the changes particular to the visual culture of the time, and they investigate a variety of nineteenth-century images, technologies and visual experiences. With three specially-written essays about definitions of visual culture as an object of study, the book examines genealogies and introduces key writings about culture from writers living in the nineteenth century itself or from those who scrutinized its visual culture from early in the twentieth century such as Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer. The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader is organized around key themes: * technologies of vision * practices of display and the circulation of images * cities and the built environment * visual representations of the past# * visual representations of catagories of racial, sexual and social differences * spatial configurations of inside and out, private and public. Selections include well-known authors and new research by younger scholars to produce a well-balanced and comprehensive collection.

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415267056
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Art

Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.

An Introduction to Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415158763
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Art

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.

Modern Art Culture

Author: Francis Frascina
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415231515
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

Modern Art Culture: A Reader provides an essential resource for understanding the culture of modern art since the 1960s. In recent years, media theorists and historians have asked whether works of imaginative art can have any impact in our image-saturated culture. Given the power of institutions, how do radical artists produce effective cultural interventions? In the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, many argue that pressing questions about works of art and their meanings are inseparable not only from contemporary social and political issues but also from major debates and developments in the last four decades. To explore such questions and issues, the Reader is divided into six related parts with articles from journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues that exemplify important interventions from the 1960s onwards: Histories, Representations and Remembrance; Art and Visual/Mass/Popular Culture; Institutions; Inclusions/Exclusions; Bodies and Identities; Power and Permissibility. Texts range from artists' engagement with the veil and veiling as metaphors for post-colonialist understandings of representation and contemporary art to early debates about, for example, 'activist art', discourses of the 'body', civil rights, ethnicity, and cultural power. Importantly these selected texts offer examples of analysis that can enable readers to examine, critically, their own selection of representations produced in a variety of contexts.

Art and Visual Culture in India 1857 2007

Author: Gayatri Sinha
Publisher: Damaris Publishing
ISBN: 8185026920
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Art

The demand for Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Indian art among collectors all over the world has spiralled in the past few years. This book covers major trends in Indian art over the last 150 years, taking in a broad sweep the shift from traditional forms of painting through the mechanical reproduction to 21st century Contemporary art.

Visual Culture

Author: Margarita Dikovitskaya
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026204224X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

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

Art Visual Culture 1600 1850 Academy to Avant Garde

Author: Emma Barker
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
ISBN: 9781849761093
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Art

The second of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1600-1850 Academy to Avant-Garde" interrogates labels used in standard histories of the art of this period (Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism and Romanticism) and examines both established and recent art-historical methodologies, including formalism, iconology, spectatorship and reception, identity and difference. Key topics, including "Baroque Rome", "Dutch Painting of the Golden Age", "Georgian London", the "Paris Salon", and the impact of the discovery of the South Pacific.

The Block Reader in Visual Culture

Author: George Robertson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415139880
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

Block was a hugely influential journal in the developing fields of Visual and Cultural Studies. The journal's editors and contributors sought to further the critical tradition in art history, respond to the work of contemporary artists, and bring the concerns of new cultural and critical theory, particularly feminist and post-colonial theory, to the study of art and design history. The Block Reader brings together classic writings by leading cultural theorists and artists which were first published in the journal, to provide an invaluable resource for the teaching and study of art and design history and theory and cultural studies.

Art Visual Culture 1100 1600 Medieval to Renaissance

Author: Kim W. Woods
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
ISBN: 9781849761086
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Art

The first of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1000-1600: Medieval to Renaissance" includes essays on key themes of Medieval and Renaissance art, including the theory and function of religious art and a generic analysis of art at court. Explorations cover key canonical artists such as Simone Martini and Botticelli and key monuments including St Denis and Westminster Abbey, as well as less familiar examples.

Visual Studies

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135204846
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Art

In his latest book, James Elkins offers a road map through the field of visual studies, describing its major concerns and its principal theoretical sources. Then, with the skill and insight that have marked his successful books on art and visuality, Elkins takes the reader down a side road where visual studies can become a more interesting place. Why look only at the same handful of theorists? Why exclude from one's field of vision non-Western art or the wealth of scientific images?

Visual Culture

Author: Norman Bryson
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819574237
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Art

“We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past,” declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself challenged and enlarged by cultural debates over issues of class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Visual Culture assembles some of the foremost scholars of cultural studies and art history to explore new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art. CONTRIBUTORS: Andres Ross, Michael Ann Holly, Mieke Bal, David Summers, Constance Penley, Kaja Silverman, Ernst Van Alphen, Norman Bryson, Wolfgang Kemp, Whitney Davis, Thomas Crow, Keith Moxey, John Tagg, Lisa Tickner. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: all illustrations have been redacted.