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Practices of looking : an introduction to visual culture

Author: Marita Sturken; Lisa Cartwright
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive introduction to visual culture provides an overview of a range of theories about how we understand visual media and how we use images to express ourselves, to communicate, to experience pleasure, and to learn.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marita Sturken; Lisa Cartwright
ISBN: 9780195314403 0195314409
OCLC Number: 144224088
Description: ix, 486 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Images, power, and politics --
Viewers making meaning --
Modernity : spectatorship, power, and knowledge --
Realism and perspective : from Renaissance painting to digital media --
Visual technologies, image reproduction, and the copy --
Media in everyday life --
Advertising, consumer cultures and desire --
Postmodernism, Indie media and popular culture --
Scientific looking, looking at science --
Global flow of visual culture.
Responsibility: Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright.
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This comprehensive introduction to visual culture provides an overview of a range of theories about how we understand visual media and how we use images to express ourselves, to communicate, to experience pleasure, and to learn.

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