The Resource Approaches to understanding visual culture, Malcolm Barnard

Approaches to understanding visual culture, Malcolm Barnard

Label
Approaches to understanding visual culture
Title
Approaches to understanding visual culture
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Barnard
Title variation
Visual culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text provides an accessible critical introduction to a variety of different analytic strategies for understanding the range of objects (paintings, sculpture, adverts, furniture, textiles, photography, fashion, etc.) that make up visual culture. Beginning with a discussion of what understanding can be taken to mean in relation to visual culture, it devotes separate chapters to different approaches to its study, using carefully chosen examples to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of these. The major figures associated with particular analytic strategies (Hebdige, Panofsky, Barthes, Wolff, etc.) are critically discussed throughout. Alternative, more advanced readings are also explored and crucial questions posed, such as 'Are we always, or ever, in control of our understanding?' -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, Malcolm
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
B47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and society
  • Culture
  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • Communication and culture
  • Visual sociology
  • Art and society
  • Communication and culture
  • Culture
  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Beeldcommunicatie
  • Cultura
  • Comunicação visual
  • Percepção visual
  • Artes
  • Sociedade
Label
Approaches to understanding visual culture, Malcolm Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12
  • So, who understands visual culture?
  • 15
  • Can we tell when we understand a piece of visual culture?
  • 16
  • What kind of thing are we doing when we understand a piece of visual culture?
  • 16
  • What is understanding?
  • 17
  • 2
  • What is visual culture?
  • Explanation and Understanding: Visual Culture and Social Science
  • 19
  • Explanation and understanding: science and social science
  • 21
  • Hermeneutic traditions
  • 29
  • Structural traditions
  • 33
  • 3
  • Interpretation and the Individual
  • 1
  • 41
  • Fifteenth-century Italy: a church-going business man with a taste for dancing
  • 42
  • Twentieth-century England: a fashion-conscious pansy with a taste for violence
  • 48
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the hermeneutic account
  • 54
  • 4
  • Expression and Communication
  • 64
  • Who wants to understand visual culture?
  • Expression
  • 66
  • Auteur theory
  • 74
  • Psychoanalysis: unconscious expression
  • 77
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 83
  • 5
  • Feminism: Personal and Political
  • 3
  • 89
  • Feminism and understanding
  • 91
  • Feminism: personnel, objects, institutions and practices
  • 94
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 108
  • 6
  • Marxism and the Social History of Art and Design
  • 115
  • 1
  • Marxism, understanding and structure
  • 118
  • Arnold Hauser
  • 120
  • Nicos Hadjinicolaou
  • 122
  • Tim Clark
  • 124
  • Gen Doy
  • 129
  • Understanding Visual Culture
  • Griselda Pollock
  • 132
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 134
  • 7
  • Semiology, Iconology and Iconography
  • 143
  • Sign
  • 146
  • Denotation and connotation
  • 12
  • 149
  • Structure: narrative, syntagm and paradigm
  • 152
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 159
  • 8
  • Form and Style
  • 168
  • Form and style: Clive Bell, Heinrich Wolfflin and Clement Greenberg
  • 171
  • Understanding visual culture
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 180
  • Dick Hebdige and Ted Polhemus
  • 184
  • Hermeneutics and structure
  • 194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780333772881
Lccn
00048318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45505833
  • (OCoLC)ocm45505833
Label
Approaches to understanding visual culture, Malcolm Barnard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12
  • So, who understands visual culture?
  • 15
  • Can we tell when we understand a piece of visual culture?
  • 16
  • What kind of thing are we doing when we understand a piece of visual culture?
  • 16
  • What is understanding?
  • 17
  • 2
  • What is visual culture?
  • Explanation and Understanding: Visual Culture and Social Science
  • 19
  • Explanation and understanding: science and social science
  • 21
  • Hermeneutic traditions
  • 29
  • Structural traditions
  • 33
  • 3
  • Interpretation and the Individual
  • 1
  • 41
  • Fifteenth-century Italy: a church-going business man with a taste for dancing
  • 42
  • Twentieth-century England: a fashion-conscious pansy with a taste for violence
  • 48
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the hermeneutic account
  • 54
  • 4
  • Expression and Communication
  • 64
  • Who wants to understand visual culture?
  • Expression
  • 66
  • Auteur theory
  • 74
  • Psychoanalysis: unconscious expression
  • 77
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 83
  • 5
  • Feminism: Personal and Political
  • 3
  • 89
  • Feminism and understanding
  • 91
  • Feminism: personnel, objects, institutions and practices
  • 94
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 108
  • 6
  • Marxism and the Social History of Art and Design
  • 115
  • 1
  • Marxism, understanding and structure
  • 118
  • Arnold Hauser
  • 120
  • Nicos Hadjinicolaou
  • 122
  • Tim Clark
  • 124
  • Gen Doy
  • 129
  • Understanding Visual Culture
  • Griselda Pollock
  • 132
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 134
  • 7
  • Semiology, Iconology and Iconography
  • 143
  • Sign
  • 146
  • Denotation and connotation
  • 12
  • 149
  • Structure: narrative, syntagm and paradigm
  • 152
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 159
  • 8
  • Form and Style
  • 168
  • Form and style: Clive Bell, Heinrich Wolfflin and Clement Greenberg
  • 171
  • Understanding visual culture
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • 180
  • Dick Hebdige and Ted Polhemus
  • 184
  • Hermeneutics and structure
  • 194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780333772881
Lccn
00048318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45505833
  • (OCoLC)ocm45505833

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