Rhetorics of Display
Rhetorics of Display is a pathbreaking volume that brings together a distinguished group of scholars to assess an increasingly pervasive form of rhetorical activity. Editor Lawrence J. Prelli notes in his introduction that twenty-first century citizens continually confront displays of information and images, from the verbal images of speeches and literature to visual image...more
Paperback, 443 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by University of South Carolina Press
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Solid book about visual rhetorics--like all collections of academic essays, some are well-written on interesting topics, some are poorly-written on interesting topics, some are well-written on uninteresting topics, and some (alas) are poorly-written on uninteresting topics. But which are which will vary by reader. I found a discussion of ocean cartography surprisingly gripping, for example! And the analysis of the picture of the man staring down down the tanks in Tienanmen Square was well-done....more