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Description - Visual Literacy by James Elkins

What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? Or in the developed West and in Asia or in developing nations? If we all need to become 'visually literate,' what does that mean in practical terms? This groundbreaking collection brings together the work of major visual studies critics including W.J.T. Mitchell, Barbara Stafford, Jonathan Crary, and James Elkins to explore what impact the new concept of 'visual literacy' will have on the traditional field of art history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415958103
ISBN-10: 0415958105
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Elkins

James Elkins is E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Pictures and Tears, How to Use Your Eyes, and What Painting Is and, most recently, The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art and Master Narratives and Their Discontents, all published by Routledge.

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