- Jessica Evans - The Open University
- Stuart Hall
Film and Cinema | Mass Communication (General) | Visual Culture (General)
Visual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this Reader puts the study of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage.
Divided into three parts: Cultures of the Visual; Regulating Photographic Meaning; and Looking and Subjectivity, the Reader enables students to make hitherto unmade connections between art, film and photography history and theory, history, semiotics and communications, media studies, and cultural theory.
Visual Culture sets the agenda for the study of Visual Culture and will be essential reading for researchers and students alike.
`Visual Culture offers readers incredible riches. It contains a number of important articles on theoretical matters involving the analysis and interpretation of images and their culture, social and political dimensions. As such, it is a major contribution to our understanding of visual culture' - Journal of Communication
"This collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture fills a major gap in this new and expanding intellectual field. Its major strength is its insistence on the importance of three central aspects of the study of visual culture: the sign, the institution and the viewing subject. It will provide readers, teachers and students with essential text in visual and cultural studies."
This is a key text in cultural studies. It is an essential text for many of the modules I teach but, due to some changes in the teaching programme, this will not be an essential reading. Yet, I will be using this resource in future modules in global media, Theory and Analysis and Key Concepts in Media Cultures.
Good examples and easy writing of conceptual explanation
A must read for anyone who is considering doing research in the area of cultural studies and social science. The book includes all the major authors that deal with visual culture and its implications for the subject
This volume contains a great selection of key essays in visual culture. We have only used one or two selected essays in supplemental context. Specifically the essay by Walter Benjamin and the essay on Photography by S. Sontag
This is a splendid collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture. It is a must for students (particularly postgraduate) and researchers in the fields of art history, cultural studies, film studies, visual semiotics, media studies, and visual culture, and to an extent, for anybody with an intellectual interest in the visual. Not only the selection of the material is excellent; its organisation is also remarkable, and allows for critical connections and discussions regarding the wide range of approaches and theories included in this book.
The book covers diverse writings from leading scholars. Will be recommended reading for Cinema and TV students.
A multiperspective book on photography, film and visual culture which surrounds us in our everyday life. Well selected key texts which may serve as a classical guideline of how to research in depth the field of visual studies.
Excellent range of topics covered.
Will be useful to students taking certain electives.