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Approaches to Understanding Visual Culture

Malcolm Barnard
Format
Book
Published
Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0333772873, 0333772881 (pbk.)
Contents
  • What is visual culture? 1
  • Who wants to understand visual culture? 3
  • 1 Understanding Visual Culture 12
  • Understanding visual culture 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 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 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
  • Expression 66
  • Auteur theory 74
  • Psychoanalysis: unconscious expression 77
  • Strengths and weaknesses 83
  • 5 Feminism: Personal and Political 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
  • Marxism, understanding and structure 118
  • Arnold Hauser 120
  • Nicos Hadjinicolaou 122
  • Tim Clark 124
  • Gen Doy 129
  • Griselda Pollock 132
  • Strengths and weaknesses 134
  • 7 Semiology, Iconology and Iconography 143
  • Sign 146
  • Denotation and connotation 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
  • Strengths and weaknesses 180
  • Dick Hebdige and Ted Polhemus 184
  • Hermeneutics and structure 194.
Description
xi, 212 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.
Technical Details
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