Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture


Using clear, accessible language, vivid examples, and more than 250 full-colour illustrations, the authors both explain and apply theory as they discuss how we see paintings, prints, photographs, film, television, video, advertisements, the news, the Internet, digital media, and visualization techniques in medicine and science. This truly interdisciplinary text bridges art history, film, media, and cultural studies to investigate how images carry meaning within and between different cultural arenas in everyday life, from art and commerce to science and the law. Sturken and Cartwright analyse images in relation to a wide spectrum of cultural and representational issues (desire, power, the gaze, bodies, sexuality, and ethnicity) and methodologies (semiotics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and postcolonial theory).

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Date Published: 2009

Book Condition:  Good soft cover showing wear and creasing to front and back covers and some minor edge wear to text block edges, otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy internally

ISBN: 9780195314403

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