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The rise of the image, the fall of the word

Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mitchell Stephens asserts that the moving image is likely to make our thoughts not more feeble but more robust. Stephens demonstrates that the charges that have been leveled against television have been faced by most new media, including writing and print. Centuries elapsed before most of these new forms of communication would be used to produce works of art and intellect of sufficient stature to overcome this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Stephens
ISBN: 0195098293 9780195098297
OCLC Number: 38474099
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: "A Transitional Period," 1. Introduction: "The Next Room," --
pt. I. Suspicion of the New. 2. "These Traditional Splendors of Letters": Writing and the Power of New Media. 3. "Ignorance's Weapons": Print and the Threat of New Media. 4. "Shrouded in the Traditional Form": When Media Are Young --
pt. II. The Magic of Images. 5. "By Means of the Visible": A Picture's Worth. 6. "Fast Seeing": Photographic Reality. 7. "Free ... from Human Immobility": Moving Pictures. 8. "Multiple Fragments ... Assembled Under a New Law": Montage. 9. "Gifts of Paralysis": Talking Pictures and Couch Potatoes --
pt. III. The New Video. 10. "A Forced Condensation of Energy": Fast Cutting. 11. "Increasingly Complex Media": New Technologies.
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This text contends that the image will supersede the word as a means of understanding and entertainment. It argues that television and electronic technologies will actually push intellectual progress  Read more...

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