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Visual literacy

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the developed West or in developing nations? This groundbreaking collection explores what impact the new concept of "visual literacy" has on art history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Visual literacy.
New York : Routledge, 2007
(DLC) 2007017432
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 9780203939574 0203939573
OCLC Number: 442931496
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Oct. 1, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Visual literacy or literary visualcy? --
Four fundamental concepts of image science / W.J.T. Mitchell --
The remaining 10% : the role of sensory knowledge in the age of the self-organizing brain / Barbara Stafford --
Nineteenth-century visual incapacities / Jonathan Crary --
From visual literacy to image competence / Jon Simons --
The visual complex : mapping some interdisciplinary dimensions of visual literacy / Peter Dallow --
Visual literacy in North American secondary schools : arts-centered learning, the classroom, and visual literacy / Susan Shifrin --
Philosophical bases for visual multiculturalism at the college level / William Washabaugh --
Bridging the gap between clinical and patient-provided images / Henrik Enquist --
The image as cultural technology / Matthias Bruhn and Vera Denkel --
Visual literacy in action : law in the age of images / Richard Sherwin.
Responsibility: edited by James Elkins.

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Brings together the work of major visual studies critics including W J T Mitchell, Barbara Stafford, Jonathan Crary, and James Elkins to explore what impact various concepts of 'visual literacy' will  Read more...

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