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The Resource Visual studies : a skeptical introduction, James Elkins

Visual studies : a skeptical introduction, James Elkins

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Visual studies : a skeptical introduction
Title
Visual studies
Title remainder
a skeptical introduction
Statement of responsibility
James Elkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Visual studies is a rapidly expanding intellectual field, growing throughout colleges and universities around the world. But is it asking the most interesting questions? And is it just too easy to do? In his latest book, James Elkins offers a road map through the field of visual studies, describing its major concerns and its principal theoretical sources. Then, with the skill and insight that have marked his successful books on art and visuality, Elkins takes the reader down a side road where visual studies can become a more interesting place. Why look only at the same handful of theorists? Why exclude from one's field of vision non-Western art or the wealth of scientific images? The centerpiece of Visual Studies is Elkins's proposal for ten ways in which visual studies could be made more difficult - theoretically, practically, and in terms of its interpretative and historical range. As Stories of Art offered an antidote to the authorized version of art history, Visual Studies: A Skeptical Introduction proposes a refreshingly open-minded introduction to a growing field. This handsome volume is illustrated throughout." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0651/2003013585-d.html
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Elkins, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art and society
  • Culture
  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • Visual literacy
  • Communication and culture
Label
Visual studies : a skeptical introduction, James Elkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is visual studies? -- The subjects of visual studies -- Ten ways to make visual studies more difficult -- What is visual literacy?
Control code
l82003013585
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9780415966818
Lccn
2003013585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Visual studies : a skeptical introduction, James Elkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is visual studies? -- The subjects of visual studies -- Ten ways to make visual studies more difficult -- What is visual literacy?
Control code
l82003013585
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9780415966818
Lccn
2003013585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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