Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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? 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

Buy Visual Literacy by James Elkins from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415958103
ISBN-10: 0415958105
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Visual Literacy by James Elkins

Book Reviews - Visual Literacy by James Elkins

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Visual Literacy book by James Elkins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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.

Books By James Elkins

Farewell to Visual Studies by James Elkins
Paperback / softback, November 2016
$55.80
What Do Artists Know? by James Elkins
Paperback / softback, December 2015
$53.99
Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic by James Elkins
Paperback / softback, October 2015
$53.99
World Atlas of Tattoo by James Elkins
Hardback, September 2015
$49.50