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Description - Exploring Visual Culture by Matthew Rampley

An exploration of Visual Culture as a field of study An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body. The book is organised around three broad themes, exploring key ideas and debates that have occurred during the last 20 or so years: the meanings of the term 'visual culture' and of the various practices that form its basis conceptual approaches to the contemporary analysis of visual culture the cultural, social and historical contexts informing its production, distribution and consumption. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the last 100 years, the book adopts a cross-disciplinary perspective; it also explores, however, the limits of visual culture as an interdisciplinary field of study, engaging in current debates about the uses and value of the study of visual culture. It will therefore be of value both for readers new to the subject and also for those seeking fresh interventions into contemporary discussions within the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748618453
ISBN-10: 0748618457
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matthew Rampley

Matthew Rampley is director of the Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, Edinburgh College of Art.

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