How to See the World

How to See the World

An Introduction to Images, From Self-portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More

Book - 2016
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"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,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
ISBN: 9780465096008
046509600X
Branch Call Number: 302.23 MIRZOEFF
Characteristics: vii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

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