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Visual Impact
By Terence Wright

Visual Impact

Culture and the Meaning of Images

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Visual Impact by Terence Wright

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From the office to domestic interiors to shops, images surround us in modern life. The internet has increased this visual onslaught exponentially. Is there a systematic order to this seemingly endless array of pictures and depictions? Looking at picture-making traditions around the world, the author demonstrates how schemes of depiction are ordered throughout all ages and across all cultures. Drawing on a wide range of examples - from painting and drawing to film, photography and the Web - Visual Impact analyzes the theory and practice of visual representation. Pictures and images provide a cognitive context through which people can explore and understand their world. They frame and shape daily life. By considering the techniques and systems that inform visual displays, the author examines how cultural values and traditions shape particular visual styles. Drawing on the growing field of visual anthropology, Visual Impact sets image making in an historical and global context, and uses it as a window for exploring the human condition at a deeper level. Anyone interested in the cultural role of art, film, the internet and interactive media will find this book an exciting and stimulating read.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859734681
ISBN-10: 1859734685
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Visual Impact by Terence Wright Visual Impact, Paperback (December 2008)

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Author Biography - Terence Wright

Terence Wright is Reader in Theoretical Studies in Visual Art, University of Ulster.

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