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How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more / Nicholas Mirzoeff.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 302.2 MIR (Text) 39391006740193 Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 302.2 MIRZOEFF (Text) 33946003122590 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465096008
  • ISBN: 046509600X
  • Physical Description: vii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: United Kingdom : Pelican Books, an imprint of Penguin Books.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-326) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: How to see the world -- How to see yourself -- How we think about seeing -- The world of war -- The world on screen -- World cities, city worlds -- The changing world -- Visual activism.
Summary, etc.: "In How to See the World, visual culture expert Nicholas Mirzoeff offers a sweeping look at history's most famous images--from Velázquez's Las Meninas to the iconic “Blue Marble”--to contextualize and make sense of today's visual world. Drawing on art history, sociology, semiotics, and everyday experience, he teaches us how to close read everything from astronaut selfies to Impressionist self-portraits, from Hitchcock films to videos taken by drones. Mirzoeff takes us on a journey through visual revolutions in the arts and sciences, from new mapping techniques in the seventeenth century to new painting styles in the eighteenth and the creation of film, photography, and x-rays in the nineteenth century. In today's networked world, mobile technology and social media enable us to exercise “visual activism”--the practice of producing and circulating images to drive political and social change. Whether we are looking at pictures showing the effects of climate change on natural and urban landscapes or an fMRI scan demonstrating neurological addiction, Mirzoeff helps us to find meaning in what we see,"
Subject: Visual communication.
Visual communication > History.
Visual communication > Social aspects.
Mass media > History.
Visual sociology > History.
Communication and culture.

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