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Elements of Visual Analysis

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ISBN-10: 032116525X

ISBN-13: 9780321165251

Edition: 2006

Authors: Marguerite Helmers

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The Elements of Visual Analysis introduces students to the essential techniques and critical terms for analyzing and writing about visual culture. Using a combination of images, readings, and extensive definitions, this book develops students' skills in analyzing two- and three-dimensional visual artifacts and experiences. Designed primarily for courses in composition, rhetoric, and communications, The Elements of Visual Analysis will also fit any disciplines interested in engaging in serious analysis of visual phenomena. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $53.32
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Preface for Instructors
Preface for Students
Visual Culture: The World of Images and Texts
What Are You Looking At?
Experimenting with Image, Word, and Sound
Text and Image
First Reactions: Emotion
First Rereading: Formal Elements
Second Level of Rereading: Publication
Third Level of Rereading: Process of Creation
Fourth Level of Rereading: Rereading Emotion
Writer at Work: "Photographs, Writing, and Critical Thinking"
Image: "Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar, A Cobbler on Ludlow Street"
Writer at Work: "Telling Tales on Canvas: Landscapes of Frontier Change"
Image: Westward the Course of an Empire Takes Its Way
Rereading "Telling Tales on Canvas"
Historical Context
Formal Elements
Prewriting Questions
In Focus: Images and Analysis
On Display: Peter Pan
The Elements of Critical Viewing
A New Language
Step-by-Step Analysis
Record Your Initial Impression
Place the Image in Context
Describe the Image in Detail
Identify Symbolic Elements
Distinguish Absences
Examine the Self as a Viewer of Images
Consider the Image's Effect on the Viewer
Research the Image
Prepare an Interpretation
Prewriting Questions
In Focus: Images and Analysis
On Display: Icons
Picturing Place
Natural and Vernacular Landscapes
Natural Landscapes: Yellowstone National Park
Image: The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1872
Rereading Thomas Moran's Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Vernacular Landscapes: Gettysburg National Military Park
Writer at Work: "Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields"
Rereading "Gettysburg"
In Focus: Images and Analysis
Prewriting Questions
On Display: Monuments
Picturing People
Smile and Say "Cheese"
Snapshots of Family and Travel
Writer at Work: "The Dark Side of Landscape"
Image: Haymakers
Rereading The Dark Side of the Landscape
The Politics of Race and Imagery
Documentary Photographs
In Focus: Images and Analysis
Prewriting Questions
On Display: Working