The handbook of visual culture

HEYWOOD Ian (ed.), SANDWELL Barry(ed.), GARDINER Michael (coll.), NADARAJAN Gunalan (coll.), SOUSSLOFF Catherine (coll.)

The handbook of visual culture.

London : Berg, 2012, xxi-792 p.

ISBN 978-1-8478-8573-9

MOND 510

Résumé :
Visual culture has become one of the most dynasmic fields of scholarship, a reflection of how the study of human culture increasingly requires distinctively visual ways of thinking and methods of analysis. Bringing together leading international scholars to assess all aspects of visual culture, the Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the subject.
The Handbook embraces the extraordinary range of disciplines which now engage in the study of the visual – film and photography, television, fashion, visual arts, digital media, geography, philosophy, architecture, material culture, sociology, cultural studies and art history. Throughout, the Handbook is responsive to the cross-disciplinary nature of many of the key questions raised in visual culture around digitization, globalization, cyberculture, surveillance, spectacle and the role of art.
The Handbook guides readers new to the area, as well as experienced researchers, into the topics, issues and questions that have emerged in the study of visual culture since the start of the new millennium, conveying the boldness, excitement and vitality of the subject.

Ian Heywood is visiting research fellow at the Lancaster Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, UK, and author of Social theories of art : a critique among other works.

Barry Sandywell is honorary research fellow in social theory in the Department of Sociology, University of York, UK. He is author of Dictionary of Visual Discourse. A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms and Logological Investigations, among other works, and is co-editor with Ian Heywood of Interpreting visual culture : explorations in the hermeneutics of the visual.

Table des matières :

Intoduction
Critical approaches to the study of visual culture : an introduction to the handbook, Barry Sandywell and Ian Heywood

Part one : Historical and theorical perspectives
Editorial introduction
1. Major theoretical frameworks in Visual Culture, Margaret Dikovitskaya
2. Towards a new visual studies and aesthetics : theorizing the turns, Catherine M. Soussloff
3. Scopic regimes of modernity revisited, Martin Jay
4. Phenomenology and its shadow : visuality in the late work of Merleau-Ponty, Michael E. Gardiner
5. Hermeneutical aesthetics and an ontogeny of the visual, Nicholas Davey

Part two : art and visuality
Editorial introduction
6. Visual culture and contemporary art : reframing the picture, Recasing the object ?, Robin Marriner
7. Beyond museology : reframing the sensorium, Donald Preziosi
8. Cubism and the Iconic turn : a climate of practice, the object and representation, Ian Heywood
9. Reframing nature : the visual experience of early mountaineering, Simon Bainbridge
10. The work on the street : street art and visual culture, Martin Irvine

Part three : Aesthetics, politics and visual culture
Editorial Introduction
11. Sociology of the spectacle : politics, terror, desire, Roy Boyne
12. Art, feminism and visual culture, Lisa Cartwright
13. Visual consciousness : the impact of new media on literate culture, Nancy Roth
14. The « Dictatorship of eye’ : Henri Lefebvre on vision, space and modernity, Michael E. Gardiner
15. Cubist collage and visual culture : representation and politics, Ian Heywood

Part four : Practices and institutions of visual culture
Editorial introduction
16. Looking sharp : fashion studies, Malcolm Barnard
17. Seeing things : apprehending material culture, Tim Dant
18. Photography and visual culture, Fiona Summers
19. Television as a global visual medium, Kristyn Gorton
20. Film and visual culture, Andrew Spicer
21. Pragmatic vision : connecting aesthetics, materiality and culture in landscape architectural practice, Kathryn Moore
22. Images and information in cultures of consumption, Martin Hand

Part five : Developments in the field of visual culture
Editorial introduction
23. The question of method : practice, reflexivity and critique in visual culture studies, Gillian Rose
24. Digital art and visual culture, Charlie Gere
25. Digitalization, visualization and the « Descriptive turn » in contemporary sociology, Roger Burrows
26. Action-based visual and creative methods in social research, David Gauntlett and Fatimah Awan
27. Neuroscience and the nature of visual culture, John Onians, with Helen Anderson and Kajsa Berg
28. Re-visualizing anthropology through the Lens of The ethnograper’s eye, David Howes
29. Seven theses on visual culture : towards a critical-reflexive paradigm for the new visual studies, Barry Sandywell
30. Mapping the visual field : a bibliographical guide, Barry Sandywell

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles

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