Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 December 2011

432 Pages | 140 photos; 2 figures; 1 table

7.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195426625

Bookseller Code (04)

Visual Communication and Culture

Images in Action

Jonathan Finn

  • Canadian perspective: The collection includes seven articles specifically commissioned for this collection by prominent and emerging Canadian scholars.
  • Unique case-study approach: Each of the eight parts is organized as a case study around a topic such as communication culture, anatomy, maps, information design, photojournalism, national identity, museums, and audiences.
  • Accessible: Featuring articles selected with a second- and third-year undergraduate audience in mind, each part is prefaced by an engaging introduction that assists readers by contextualizing and highlighting key concepts in the three to four articles that follow. Each part includes reflection questions that incite students to apply their reading to the world around them.
  • Concrete examples: Rather than focussing solely on abstract or theoretical principles, all of the articles present analyses of distinct objects or events. These concrete examples provide students with a clear starting point for discussion and a strong sense of the relevance of visual communication to society and their personal lives.
  • Over 140 images included: An emphasis is placed on integrating textual and visual analysis, with 140 images included within the text.

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