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Visual Culture

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An introductory textbook on visual literacy, exploring how meaning is both made and transmitted in an increasingly visual world. It is designed to introduce students to the analysis of all kinds of visual texts, whether drawings, paintings, photographs, films, advertisements, television programmes or new media forms.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 28th 2003 by Polity Press (first published April 25th 2003)
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Atul Sabnis
I don't remember the last time, a "text book" was this interesting. I just finished reading Visual Culture and it more than made for interesting reading. It is a thickish book - and I'll admit - it seemed daunting when I picked it up.

There is however an ease to the presentation that Richard Howells achieves, which slips you in comfortably, into the intricacies and complexities of Visual Culture. You are better off reading this book with an Internet connection handy, since not all references are
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Marta G. Coloma
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Perfecta colección de reflexiones sobre la cultura visual en la que estamos inmersos. Entretenido y muy didáctico.
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“Do not be afraid of the word 'theory'. Yes, it can sound dauntingly abstract at times, and in the hands of some writers can appear to have precious little to do with the actual, visual world around us. Good theory however, is an awesome thing. [...] But unless we actually use it, it borders on the metaphysical and might as well not be used at all.” 2 likes
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