World of the Image

ISBN-10: 0321388828
ISBN-13: 9780321388827
Edition: 2007
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Description: Everywhere we look in todayrsquo;s world, images are pervasive; we are immersed in a world of imagesand we are relying more and more on images to understand ourselves and our world.nbsp; This brief, focused reader explores our reliance on images and  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.19" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.880

Everywhere we look in todayrsquo;s world, images are pervasive; we are immersed in a world of imagesand we are relying more and more on images to understand ourselves and our world.nbsp; This brief, focused reader explores our reliance on images and the tools of analysis and description that we have to understand what we see. nbsp; Explores our reliance on images and the tools of analysis and description that we have to understand what we see. nbsp; Notions of beauty, health, body decoration, and identity. Impact of images on us as citizens and consumers. How images can change our behavior. Distinction between images and reality. nbsp; General interest

Preface
The Act of Seeing
Seeing and Awareness
The Vision Thing: Mainly in the Brain
When Babies Become Aware of Themselves
Seeing
How to Look at Nothing
Mirroring Ourselves
Equation for Beauty Emerges in Studies
Never Just Pictures
The Body Jigsaw: Borrowing Body Decoration from Other Cultures
Visual History and African-American Families of the Nineteenth Century
New Jersey Trying A New Way For Witnesses to Pick Suspects
The Visual Surround
The Perfect Icon for an Imperfect Postliterate World
Eden by Wire: Webcameras and the Telepresent Landscape
Media Images and Violence
Speaking Brand
Images and Their Uses
Behold the Stone Age
Silent Music and Invisible Art
Dreams on the Couch
The Inner Savant
In the River of Consciousness
Pictures that Prod
Once Again, Patriotic Themes Ring True as Art
Dire Image: The Art of Persuasion
Cartoon Wars
Reality's Flight
What Is Art?
The Image as Reality
The Digital Media Landscape
Living with the Fake and Learning to Like It
Colorizing the Cosmos
Pygmalion's Power
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
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