Visual Culture, 2nd Edition
February 2012, Polity
List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Part I: Theory
3 Art History
Part II: Media
7 Fine Art
11 New Media
- Fully revised, expanded and updated edition of the successful Visual Culture textbook.
- Designed to introduce students to the analysis of a broad range of visual texts, including paintings, television, photographs, advertisements and new media.
- This new edition features ten more theoretically advanced Key Debates sections, to introduce a broader range of theory and theorists.
- Generously illustrated throughout.
John Stilgoe, Harvard University
"Generous, wide-ranging, always helpful and clear, this second edition of Richard Howells' Visual Culture is a succinct and versatile guide to the different languages that images speak. For the literature student in particular, this is, I believe, the best general introduction available to the key ideas, the key questions and the key texts of visual culture."
John Harvey, University of Cambridge
"As a guide for the study of visual culture, this volume stands out for breadth, accessibility, and usefulness. The authors examine writers who have changed the way we think and see, the nature and experience of visual media, and leading conceptual tools on which the study of visual culture has relied. The result is a highly readable, deeply informed and richly illuminating book."
David Morgan, Duke University
"Visual Culture ranges across diverse disciplines and entertains multiple-sometimes opposing-perspectives on its subject. It provides a comprehensive introduction to media theory and a practical grounding in the analysis of multiple media, from fine arts to television, and from photography to new media."
Paul K Eiss, Director of the Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University