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  1. Ethics and Images of Pain

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Reading Architecture and Culture

    Researching Buildings, Spaces and Documents

    Edited by Adam Sharr

    Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details,...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Mobile Interface Theory

    Embodied Space and Locative Media

    By Jason Farman

    Mobile media – from mobile phones to smartphones to netbooks – are transforming our daily lives. We communicate, we locate, we network, we play, and much more using our mobile devices. In Mobile Interface Theory, Jason Farman demonstrates how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Critical Approaches to Comics

    Theories and Methods

    Edited by Matthew J. Smith, Randy Duncan

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Graphic Communication Handbook

    By Simon Downs

    Series: Media Practice

    The Graphic Communication Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the graphics industry. It traces the history and development of graphic design, explores issues that affect the industry, examines its analysis through communications theory, explains...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque

    Arabesques & Entanglements

    By Richard K Sherwin

    Series: Discourses of Law

    Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice and theory of law. Today, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument. From videos documenting crimes and accidents...

    Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. What Photography Is

    By James Elkins

    In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins...

    Published April 25th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Creating Second Lives

    Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual

    Edited by Astrid Ensslin, Eben Muse

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    This book aims to provide insights into how ‘second lives’ in the sense of virtual identities and communities are constructed textually, semiotically and discursively, specifically in the online environment Second Life and Massively Multiplayer Online Games such as World of Warcraft. The book’...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Language of Displayed Art

    By Michael O'Toole

    The Language of Displayed Art, first published in 1994, is a seminal work in the field of Multimodality and one of the few to be entirely dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of works of art. This book explores the "grammar" of the visual arts of painting, sculpture and architecture,...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. ORLAN

    A Hybrid Body of Artworks

    Edited by Simon Donger, Simon Shepherd

    ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks is an in-depth academic account of ORLAN's pioneering art in its entirety. The book covers her career in performance and a range of other art forms. This single accessible overview of ORLAN's practices describes and analyses her various innovative...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge