Approaches to Understanding Visual Culture

TitleApproaches to Understanding Visual Culture
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
Authors / EditorsBarnard, M.
CityBasingstoke and New York
PublisherPalgrave
ISBN Number978-0333772881
Keywordsdigital culture
Abstract / Notes

"What is it that happens when we understand something?" Malcolm Barnard relates the understanding of visual culture to the traditions of natural and social science and applies the theme of scientific understanding to the principal approaches to understanding art and design. Formalist, Marxist, gender-based, semiological, hermeneutic, and expressionist approaches to visual culture are clearly explained, through a wide variety of examples from fashion, architecture, film, fine art, and comics.

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