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The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts for International Students in Art, Media and Design

The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts for International Students in Art, Media and Design

Annie Makhoul, Simon Morley

ISBN: 978-1-118-76889-1

Sep 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

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$92.95

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This welcome new resource for international students in art, design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminology they must master in order to fulfill their academic potential and enrich their professional careers.

  • Offers a much-requested new resource that fills a gap in the academic market
  • Tailored specifically to the needs of international students in art, design, and media
  • Color-coded key words and phrases for quick reference
  • Includes sections on study skills, academic expectations in Western institutions, methodologies, and important theorists
  • An ideal handbook for curators and gallery staff everywhere for whom English is a non-native language

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Acknowledgements x

Preface xi

I KEY WORDS AND PHRASES IN ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA 1

Part A glossary 2

Part B Useful educational terms 83

Part C Verb list 90

Making behaviour 90

Creative behaviour 92

Complex, logical and judgemental behaviour 93

Study behaviour 94

II ILLUSTRATED ART OBJECTS 95

III STUDY SKILLS 113

Part A Defining principles 114

The Western educational style 114

Convergent and divergent thinking 115

Part B Study skills in art, media and design 117

What are BA honours, MA and PhD degrees? 117

What is practice-based postgraduate research? 119

Learning goals in art, media and design courses 120

Learning outcomes 121

IV METHODOLOGIES AND CULTURAL CONTEXT 125

Part A Some historical background 126

Part B Thinking about world-views 134

Creating your own world-view 136

Part C Methodological approaches in art, media and design 141

Historical background 141

Modernism 143

Postmodernism 147

V AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY THINKERS AND CONCEPTS IN ART, MEDIA AND DESIGN 151

Part A Background 156

1. Sociology 157

2. Psychology 159

3. Phenomenology 162

4. Philosophy of language 166

5. Marxism 169

6. Vitalism 172

Part B Contemporary thinkers and concepts 175

1. Structuralism 180

2. Hermeneutics 181

3. Pragmatism 183

4. Poststructuralism 185

5. Post-Marxism 189

6. Gender studies 199

7. Postcolonial theory 201

8. Postmodern vitalist theory 204

9. Technology, media and postmodernity 209

10. Posthumanism and cyberculture 215

VI OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION 221

Part A Graphics 222

Galleries and museums 222

Artists’ materials, book and computer shops 223

Art and design awards 223

Magazines, websites and blogs 224

Designers and agencies 224

Part B Fine art 227

Art shops and bookshops in london 227

Art and design awards 227

Magazines, websites and blogs 228

Studios 228

Artists 228

VII SUGGESTED GENERAL READING 231

General surveys 232

Key texts 232

Modern art 233

Contemporary art 235

New media 238

Global art 238

Design 239

Index 240

“This book will be useful to introduce the students to the keywords and concepts of art. It will be most useful as a supplementary textbook.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2015)