Reading Images The Grammar of Visual Design

ISBN-10: 0415319153

ISBN-13: 9780415319157

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: This book provides the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. By looking at the formal elements and structures of design the authors examine the ways in which images communicate meaning.

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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Before becoming an academic, Theo van Leeuwen worked as a film and television producer, scriptwriter and director in his native Holland and in Australia. He studied linguistics and semiotics at Macquarie and Sydney University and at the CETSAS in Paris. He has worked at Macquarie University, the University of the Arts (London), and Cardiff University, and lectured at many other Universities throughout the world. He is now Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS. He has written many books and articles on discourse analysis, visual communication and multimodality. His most recent book is Introducing Social Semiotics (Routledge, 2005) and he is currently working on Global Media Discourse, to be published with Routledge in 2007. He is also editor of the journal Visual Communication.

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the grammar of visual design
The semiotic landscape: language and visual communication
Narrative representations: designing social action
Conceptual representations: designing social constructs
Representation and interaction: designing the position of the viewer
Modality: designing models of reality
The meaning of composition
Materiality and meaning
The third dimension
Colourful thoughts (a postscript)
References
Index
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