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Title Visual literacy / edited by James Elkins
Published New York : Routledge, [2008]


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Description viii, 217 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white), portraits (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents Preface -- Introduction : the concept of visual literacy, and its limitations / James Elkins -- 1. Visual literacy or literary visualcy? / W.J.T. Mitchell -- Four fundamental concepts of image science / W.J.T. Mitchell -- 2. The remaining 10 percent : the role of sensory knowledge in the age of the self-organizing brain / Barbara Maria Stafford -- 3. Nineteenth-century visual incapacities / Jonathan Crary -- 4. From visual literacy to image competence / Jon Simons -- 5. The visual complex : mapping some interdisciplinary dimensions of visual literacy / Peter Dallow -- 6. Visual literacy in North American secondary schools : arts-centered learning, the classroom, and visual literacy / Susan Shifrin -- 7. Philosophical bases for visual multiculturalism at the college level / William Washabaugh -- 8. Bridging the gap between clinical and patient-provided images / Henrik Enquist -- 9. The image as cultural technology / Matthias Bruhn and Vera Dünkel -- 10. Visual literacy in action : "law in the age of images" / Richard Sherwin -- Afterword / Christopher Crouch
Summary What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding "the visual," exploring national and regional ideas of visuality and charting out new territories of visual literacy that lie far beyond art history, such as law and chemistry. With an afterword by Christopher Crouch, this groundbreaking collection brings together the work of major art and visual studies scholars and critics to explore what impact the new concept of "visual literacy" will have on the traditional field of art history. Contributors: Matthias Bruhn, Vera Dunkel, Jonathan Crary, Christopher Crouch, Peter Dallow, James Elkins, Henrik Enquist, W.J.T. Mitchell, Richard K. Sherwin, Susan Shifrin, Jon Simons, Barbara Maria Stafford, William Washabaugh
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Visual literacy -- Congresses.
Visual communication -- Congresses.
Visual perception -- Congresses.
Visual literacy.
Visual communication.
Visual perception.
Genre/Form Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Elkins, James, 1955- editor
LC no. 2007017432
ISBN 9780415958110 (paperback)
9780415958103 (hardback)