Visual Culture

Visual Culture

by Chris Jenks

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In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art journalism,
photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth. A major preoccupation of modernity and central to an understadning of the postmodern, 'vision'
and the 'visual' are emergent themes across sociology, cultural studies and critical theory in the visual arts. Visual Culture will prove an indispensable guide to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415106238
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/09/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


List of figures

List of contributors


1 Chris Jenks -- The Centrality of the Eye in Western Culture: An Introduction

2 Malcolm Barnard -- Advertising: The Rhetorical Imperative


Andrew Barry -- Reporting and Visualizing

4 Roy Boyne -- Fractured Subjectivity

5 James Donald -- The City, the Cinema: Modern Spaces

6 Fabulous Confusion! Pop Before Pop?

7 Ian Heywood -- An Art of Scholars: Corruption, Negation and

Particularity in Paintings by Ryman and Richter

8 Chris Jenks -- Watching Your Step: The History and Practice of the FlÂneur

9 Justin J. Lorentzen -- Reich Dreams: Ritual Horror and Armoured Bodies

10 David Morley -- Television: Not So

Much a Visual Medium, More a Visible Object

11 John O'Neill -- Foucalt's Optics: The (In) Vision of Mortality and Modernity

12 Michael Phillipson Foucault's Optics: The (In) Vision of Mortality and Modernity

13 Don Slater -- Photography and Modern

Vision: The Spectacle of 'Natural Magic'

14 John A. Smith -- Three Images of the Visual: Empirical, Formal and Normative


of specularity, from avant-garde art to popular culture, from urban landscapes to the interiority of the modern subject (Martin Jay, University of California at Berkeley)

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