Practices of looking : an introduction to visual culture / Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright.

This comprehensive introduction to visual culture provides an overview of a range of theories about how we understand visual media and how we use images to express ourselves, to communicate, to experience pleasure, and to learn.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sturken, Marita, 1957-
Other Authors: Cartwright, Lisa, 1959-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition:2nd ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Images, power, and politics
  • Viewers making meaning
  • Modernity : spectatorship, power, and knowledge
  • Realism and perspective : from Renaissance painting to digital media
  • Visual technologies, image reproduction, and the copy
  • Media in everyday life
  • Advertising, consumer cultures and desire
  • Postmodernism, Indie media and popular culture
  • Scientific looking, looking at science
  • Global flow of visual culture.