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This second edition of the landmark textbook Reading Images builds on its reputation as the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and toys, the authors examine the ways in which images communicate meaning. Features of this fully updated second edition include:
new material on moving images and on colour
a discussion of how images and their uses have changed through time
websites and web-based images
ideas on the future of visual communication.
Reading Images focuses on the structures or 'grammar' of visual design - colour, perspective, framing and composition - provides the reader with an invaluable 'tool-kit' for reading images and makes it a must for anyone interested in communication, the media and the arts.
Praise for the first edition: 'Reading Images is the most important book in visual communication since Jacques Bertin's Semiology of Information Graphics. It is both thorough and thought-provoking; a remarkable breakthrough.' - Kevin G. Barnhurst, Syracuse University, USA
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Introduction: the grammar of visual design
The semiotic landscape: language and visual communication
Narrative representations: designing social action
Conceptual representations: designing social constructs
Representation and interaction: designing the position of the viewer
Modality: designing models of reality
The meaning of composition
Materiality and meaning
The third dimension
Colourful thoughts (a postscript)
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ISBN: 9780415319157 ISBN-10: 0415319153 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 312 Published: 15th May 2019 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.9
Weight (kg): 0.626
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: New edition