The Grammar of Visual Design, 3rd Edition
To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge
A social semiotic frame
To Be Published November 23rd 2015 by Routledge
A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication
The 21st century is awash with ever more mixed and remixed images, writing, layout, sound, gesture, speech, and 3D objects. Multimodality looks beyond language and examines these multiple modes of communication and meaning making. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary...
Published November 13th 2009 by Routledge
The Grammar of Visual Design, 2nd Edition
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...
Published March 30th 2006 by Routledge
A Multimodal Perspective on Teaching and Learning, 2nd Edition
English in Urban Classrooms is a ground-breaking text that spans a range of issues central to school English today. It extends not only to the spoken and written language of classrooms, but also to other modes of representation and communication that are important in English teaching. This includes...
Published December 2nd 2004 by Routledge
In this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication. This dramatic change has made image, rather than writing, the centre of communication. In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the...
Published January 16th 2003 by Routledge
From Convention to Creativity
In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. Using numerous examples of children's writing and drawing, Kress looks at children as 'makers of meaning' and explores their earliest ventures into writing.Kress covers...
Published June 23rd 1999 by Routledge
Rethinking the Paths to Literacy
Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, 'writings' and collages), Kress suggests a set of...
Published December 19th 1996 by Routledge
The Grammar of Visual Design
Reading Images provides the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples, Kress and van Leeunwen examine the ways in which images communicate meaning....
Published March 28th 1996 by Routledge
First published in 1982, this influential and classic text poses two questions: what is it that a child learns when he or she learns to write? What can we learn about children, society and ourselves, by looking at this process? The book is based on a close analysis of a series of written texts by...
Published December 2nd 1993 by Routledge