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: 0761962484
Release Date: 1999-07-06
Genre: Social Science

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

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 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.

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.

The Handbook of Visual Culture

Author: Ian Heywood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350026506
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Art

Visual culture has become one of the most dynamic fields of scholarship, a reflection of how the study of human culture increasingly requires distinctively visual ways of thinking and methods of analysis. Bringing together leading international scholars to assess all aspects of visual culture, the Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the subject. The Handbook embraces the extraordinary range of disciplines which now engage in the study of the visual - film and photography, television, fashion, visual arts, digital media, geography, philosophy, architecture, material culture, sociology, cultural studies and art history. Throughout, the Handbook is responsive to the cross-disciplinary nature of many of the key questions raised in visual culture around digitization, globalization, cyberculture, surveillance, spectacle, and the role of art. The Handbook guides readers new to the area, as well as experienced researchers, into the topics, issues and questions that have emerged in the study of visual culture since the start of the new millennium, conveying the boldness, excitement and vitality of the subject.

Religion Art and Visual Culture

Author: S. Plate
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0312240295
Release Date: 2002-04-08
Genre: Religion

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.

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?

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.

Teaching Visual Culture

Author: Kerry Freedman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807743712
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Offering a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts (K-12 and higher education) from a cultural standpoint, the author discusses visual culture in a democracy.

Theorizing Visual Studies

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415877930
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a multi-year collaboration between graduate students from around the world, spearheaded by James Elkins, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a truly international, interdisciplinary point of entry into cutting-edge visual studies research. The book is fluid in relation to disciplines; it is frequently inventive in relation to guiding theories; it is unpredictable in its allegiance and interest in the past of the discipline—reflecting the ongoing growth of visual studies.

Abject visions

Author: Rina Arya
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781784997724
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Art

This path-breaking volume brings together major international scholars to reflect on the vital importance and relevance of the concept of abjection for the interpretation of modern and contemporary culture. This genuinely interdisciplinary collection draws on the work of Georges Bataille, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva and other key critical thinkers to produce innovative fresh readings of works of art, film, theatre and literature. The clear and accessible essays that make up this volume extend the existing literature on abjection in exciting new ways to demonstrate the enduring richness and applicability of the concept of abjection in cultural thinking and in contemporary art practice. The collection includes contributions that look beyond an Anglophone context, considering works by Chilean-Australian and Indigenous Canadian artists.