Penguin Book


How to See the World

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Since the rise of the internet and personal computers, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of visual images around us. From YouTube to Instagram, video games to installation art, this dramatic visual transformation is liberating, confusing and worrying all at once. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the burgeoning field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of the images and artefacts all around us. In the first book to explain this fascinating and timely subject to the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging, approachable introduction to how visual materials shape our lives.

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. His book Watching Babylon, about the Iraq war as seen on TV and in film, was described by art historian Terry Smith as 'a tour de force by perhaps the most inventive - certainly the most wide-ranging - practitioner of visual culture analysis in the world today.'

Division
Penguin
Publication date
04/06/2015
Category
  • Art and Design
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Science and Technology
  • Sociology
Format TPS
181 x 111mm
Extent
352
US
Basic Books Inc
Translation
Penguin
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Czech
Italian
Latvian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
CHINESE COMPLEX
Chinese Simplified
Film
Penguin
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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