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    An introduction to visual culture / Nicholas Mirzoeff.
    by Mirzoeff, Nicholas, 1962-
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    London : Routledge, 2009.
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  • Visual sociology.
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  • Visual communication.
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  • Art and society.
  • ISBN: 
    9780415327596 (pbk.)
    0415327598 (pbk.)
    Description: 
    xxii, 321 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
    Edition: 
    2nd ed.
    Contents: 
    Introduction: Global Visual Cultures : Paradox and Comparison --1. Sight Becomes Vision: From al-Haytham to Perspective -- 2. '1492': Expulsions, Expropriations, Encounters -- 3. Slavery, Modernity and Visual Culture -- 4. Panoptic Modernity -- 5. Imperial Transcultures: from Kongo to Congo -- 6. Sexuality Disrupts: Measuring the Silences -- 7. Inventing the West -- 8. Decolonizing Vision -- 9. Discrete States: Digital Worlds from the Difference Engine to Web 2.0 -- 10. The Death of 'The Death of Photography' -- 11. Celebrity: from Imperial Monarchy to Reality TV -- 12. Watching War.
    Content Notes: 
    Previous ed.: 1999.
    Summary: 
    This is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the history and theory of visual culture from painting to the television screen. Mirzoeff argues that the visual is replacing the linguistic as our primary means of communicating.
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    Includes bibliographical references and index.
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