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Visual culture

Index Visual culture

Visual culture is the aspect of culture expressed in visual images. [1]

74 relations: Advertising, Amelia Jones, Anthropology, Art history, Asemic writing, Basic Books, Clark Art Institute, Comics, Critical theory, Cultural studies, Culture, David Morgan (art historian), Degenerate Art Exhibition, Film theory, Game studies, Gaze, German Expressionism, Griselda Pollock, György Kepes, Hans Belting, Image, Influence of mass media, Internet, Jackie Stacey, Jacques Lacan, Jean-François Lyotard, Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Johannes Fabian, John Berger, Journal of Visual Culture, Klaus Hentschel, Laura Mulvey, Leni Riefenstahl, Lisa Cartwright, Martin Jay, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Media studies, Mediascape, Michael Baxandall, MIT Press, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Observation, Oliver Grau, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Paul Crowther, Performance studies, Philosophy, Psychoanalytic theory, Queer theory, ..., Roland Barthes, Rosalind E. Krauss, Routledge, SAGE Publications, Sexology, Slavoj Žižek, Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Sublime (literary), Svetlana Alpers, Television studies, Visual anthropology, Visual arts, Visual arts education, Visual communication, Visual ethics, Visual literacy, Visual rhetoric, Visual sociology, Visual system, W. J. T. Mitchell, Ways of Seeing, Wiley-Blackwell, William Ivins Jr., Yale University Press. Expand index (24 more) »


Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.

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Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones (born July 14, 1961) is an American art historian and art theorist, art critic, author, professor and curator.

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Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.

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Art history

Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts; that is genre, design, format, and style.

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Asemic writing

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing.

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Basic Books

Basic Books is a book publisher founded in 1952 and located in New York, now an imprint of Hachette Books.

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Clark Art Institute

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as the Clark, is an art museum and research institution located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.

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a medium used to express ideas by images, often combined with text or other visual information.

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Critical theory

Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

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Cultural studies

Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies.

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Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies.

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David Morgan (art historian)

David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, with an additional appointment in Duke's Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies.

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Degenerate Art Exhibition

The Degenerate Art Exhibition (Die Ausstellung "Entartete Kunst") was an art exhibition organized by Adolf Ziegler and the Nazi Party in Munich from 19 July to 30 November 1937.

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Film theory

Film theory is a set of scholarly approaches within the academic discipline of cinema studies that questions the essentialism of cinema and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large.

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Game studies

Game studies, or ludology, is the study of games, the act of playing them, and the players and cultures surrounding them.

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In critical theory, sociology, and psychoanalysis, the gaze (translated from French le regard) is the act of seeing and being seen.

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German Expressionism

German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s.

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Griselda Pollock

Griselda Pollock (born 11 March 1949) is a visual theorist, cultural analyst and scholar of international, postcolonial feminist studies in the visual arts.

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György Kepes

György Kepes (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, photographer, designer, educator, and art theorist.

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Hans Belting

Hans Belting (born 7 July 1935 in Andernach) is a German art historian and theorist of medieval and Renaissance art, as well as contemporary art and image theory.

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An image (from imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

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Influence of mass media

In media studies, media psychology, communication theory and sociology, media influence and media effects are topics relating to mass media and media culture effects on individual or audience thought, attitudes and behavior.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Jackie Stacey

Jackie Stacey is a feminist film theorist.

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Jacques Lacan

Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud".

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Jean-François Lyotard

Jean-François Lyotard (10 August 1924 – 21 April 1998) was a French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist.

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Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Jeffrey F. Hamburger (born 1957) is an American art historian specializing in medieval religious art and illuminated manuscripts.

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Johannes Fabian

Johannes Fabian (born 19 May 1937) is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.

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John Berger

John Peter Berger (5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet.

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Journal of Visual Culture

The Journal of Visual Culture is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of visual arts.

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Klaus Hentschel

Klaus Hentschel (born 4 April 1961) is a German physicist, historian of science and Professor and head of the History of Science and Technology section in the History Department of the University of Stuttgart.

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Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey (born 15 August 1941) is a British feminist film theorist.

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Leni Riefenstahl

Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer.

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Lisa Cartwright

Lisa Cartwright is a scholar, author, professor and critic best known for helping to found the field of visual culture studies and for coauthoring Practices of Looking, a widely translated visual studies textbook with Marita Sturken that is regarded as one of the first comprehensive books in the field after John Berger's Ways of Seeing.

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Martin Jay

Martin E. Jay (born 1944) is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (14 March 1908 – 3 May 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.

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Media studies

Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media.

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The term "mediascape", coined by Arjun Appadurai (1990), refers to the electronic and print media in "global cultural flows".

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Michael Baxandall

Michael David Kighley Baxandall, FBA (18 August 1933 – 12 August 2008) was a British art historian and a professor emeritus of Art History at University of California, Berkeley.

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MIT Press

The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States).

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Nicholas Mirzoeff

Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual culture theorist and professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

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Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source.

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Oliver Grau

Oliver Grau (born 24 October 1965) is a German art historian and media theoretician with a focus on image science, modernity and media art as well as culture of the 19th century and Italian art of the Renaissance.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.

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Paul Crowther

Paul Crowther (born 24 August 1953), is a professor of philosophy and author specialising in the fields of aesthetics, metaphysics, and visual culture.

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Performance studies

Performance studies is an interdisciplinary field that studies performance and uses performance as a lens to study the world.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Psychoanalytic theory

Psychoanalytic theory is the theory of personality organization and the dynamics of personality development that guides psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology.

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Queer theory

Queer theory is a field of critical theory that emerged in the early 1990s out of the fields of queer studies and women's studies.

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Roland Barthes

Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.

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Rosalind E. Krauss

Rosalind Epstein Krauss (born November 30, 1941) is an American art critic, art theorist and a professor at Columbia University in New York City.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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SAGE Publications

SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.

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Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors and functions.

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Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek (born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian continental philosopher.

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Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)

Stuart McPhail Hall, FBA (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist, political activist and Marxist sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951.

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Sublime (literary)

The literary concept of the sublime became important in the eighteenth century.

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Svetlana Alpers

Svetlana Leontief Alpers (born February 10, 1936) is an American art historian, also a professor, writer and critic.

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Television studies

Television studies is an academic discipline that deals with critical approaches to television.

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Visual anthropology

Visual anthropology is a subfield of social anthropology that is concerned, in part, with the study and production of ethnographic photography, film and, since the mid-1990s, new media.

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Visual arts

The visual arts are art forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, and architecture.

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Visual arts education

Visual arts education is the area of learning that is based upon only the kind of art that one can see, visual arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, and design in jewelry, pottery, weaving, fabrics, etc.

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Visual communication

Visual communication is the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be seen.

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Visual ethics

Visual ethics is an emerging interdisciplinary field of scholarship that brings together religious studies, philosophy, photo and video journalism, visual arts, and cognitive science in order to explore the ways human beings relate to others ethically through visual perception.

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Visual literacy

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text.

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Visual rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric is a means of communication through the use of visual images and texts.

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Visual sociology

Visual sociology is an area of sociology concerned with the visual dimensions of social life.

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Visual system

The visual system is the part of the central nervous system which gives organisms the ability to process visual detail, as well as enabling the formation of several non-image photo response functions.

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W. J. T. Mitchell

William John Thomas Mitchell (born March 24, 1942) — known as W.J.T. Mitchell — is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago.

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Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb.

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Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons.

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William Ivins Jr.

William Mills Ivins Jr. (1881 – 1961) was curator of the department of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from its founding in 1916 until 1946, when he was succeeded by A. Hyatt Mayor.

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Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.

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