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An introduction to visual culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the history and theory of visual culture from painting to the television screen. Mirzoeff argues that the visual is replacing the linguistic as our primary means of communicating.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mirzoeff, Nicholas, 1962-
Introduction to visual culture.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Mirzoeff
ISBN: 9780415327589 041532758X 9780415327596 0415327598
OCLC Number: 212848869
Description: xxii, 321 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Global Visual Cultures : Paradox and Comparison --
Sight becomes Vision : From al-Haytham to Perspective --
"1492" : Expulsions, Expropriations, Encounters --
Slavery, Modernity and Visual Culture --
Panoptic Modernity --
Imperial Transcultures : From Kongo to Congo --
Sexuality Disrupts : Measuring the Silences --
Inventing the West --
Decolonizing Visions --
Discrete States: Digital Worlds from the Difference Engine to Web 2.0 --
The Death of the Death of Photography --
Celebrity : From Imperial Monarchy to Reality TV --
Watching War.
Responsibility: Nicholas Mirzoeff.


Tracing the history and theory of visual culture, from painting to the World Wide Web, this book asks how and why visual media have become so central to everyday life. It explores a wide range of  Read more...


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"Nicholas Mirzoeff's new synthesis of visual culture study is a tour-de-force comparative reading that begins where most comprehensive books in the field leave off, with globalization. If, as Read more...

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