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Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures: The Cultural Shift from Word to Image

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The Picture Book takes readers on a journey through our increasingly visual culture--a journey that asks us to consider how technological change has influenced the way we think, the way we see, and the way we communicate. The trend in mass media communication is toward the visual, and even our written language is becoming more and more visually driven. Nontext elements in ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Fairchild Books (first published October 11th 2006)
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Ursa
Sep 18, 2012 rated it liked it
It was okay. It's a decent read--informative but doesn't excite me.

I've read this book 3 times with different focuses, however, I'd still like to stress that: Please take my review with a grain of salt. In 'From L to R', David Crow discusses the apparent shift of our culture from words to images and theorizes an explanation for this phenomena by examining modernism and postmodernism visual mode.

Crow covers a wide range of subjects, such as the distinction (or not) between 'text' and 'image',
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Anastasia
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theory
Great read and beautifully designed. Who knew that the introduction of the Gutenberg press and increase in alphabetic literacy coincided with the increase in European witch hunts! The chapter on visual languages (Isotype and Blissymbolics)was particularly engaging. Even though this was published relatively recently (2006) the last chapter on mobile phones is already rather outdated. The curse of the times...
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