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

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

Label
How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more
Title
How to see the world
Title remainder
an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Mirzoeff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
NYPIC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mirzoeff, Nicholas
Dewey number
302.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P93.5
LC item number
.M57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual communication
  • Visual communication
  • Visual communication
  • Mass media
  • Visual sociology
  • Communication and culture
Target audience
adult
Label
How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more, Nicholas Mirzoeff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Pelican Books, an imprint of Penguin Books. ..."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465096008
Lccn
2015956107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933247740
  • 1470513
  • (OCoLC)ocn933247740
  • 1470513
Label
How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more, Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Pelican Books, an imprint of Penguin Books. ..."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465096008
Lccn
2015956107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933247740
  • 1470513
  • (OCoLC)ocn933247740
  • 1470513

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