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Visualizing Culture

Author : Roxanne M. O'Connell
ISBN : 1433122235
Genre : Art
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In an increasingly global society, the ability to identify a culture's visual aesthetics helps us localize messages for better understanding and resonance with targeted audiences. But how do we identify the visual cues that specific cultures respond to? Based on Web design -best practices- and data collected from close to 2000 websites in more than 30 countries over a period of eight years, this book defines a methodology for identifying patterns - a -pattern language- - by which one can analyze the cultural aesthetics of a website to: (1) learn more about the visual communication patterns of a particular culture, (2) apply what is learned to the creation of new Web communication, and (3) identify trends in visual communication on the Web as influenced by emerging technologies."
Category: Art

Visualizing Culture

Author : Brittany Anne Sheldon
ISBN : OCLC:953719725
Genre : Culture in art
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Category: Culture in art

Clinical Cultural Neuroscience

Author : Otto Pedraza
ISBN : 9780190619305
Genre : Medical
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Clinical Cultural Neuroscience aims to provide clinicians and researchers with an overview of contemporary topics relevant to the study of culture in psychology and neuroscience. Within a translational thematic framework, this multidisciplinary volume surveys our current understanding of human behavior and culture along the spectrum of health and disease across multiple levels of analysis, from molecular genetics to sociocultural environment.
Category: Medical

Visualizing Elementary Social Studies Methods

Author : John K. Lee
ISBN : 9780471720669
Genre : Education
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An excellent resource for social studies teachers, this book will help them learn about and reflect on their responsibilities in our society. It focuses on classroom-based experiences and real-world contexts. The teaching methods discussed are also closely associated to social studies subject matter so they can be integrated into the actual classroom. Each chapter also examines how social studies is situated within the larger elementary curriculum to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of the instruction.
Category: Education

Toward The Visualization Of History

Author : Mark Moss
ISBN : 0739124382
Genre : History
File Size : 28.26 MB
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This book discusses the impact of visuals on the study of history by examining visual culture and the future of print, providing an analysis of photography, film, television, and computer culture. The author shows how the visualization of history can become a driving social and cultural force for change.
Category: History

Playing In The Shadows

Author : William H Bridges
ISBN : 9780472054428
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Playing in the Shadows considers the literature engendered by postwar Japanese authors’ robust cultural exchanges with African Americans and African American literature. The Allied Occupation brought an influx of African American soldiers and culture to Japan, which catalyzed the writing of black characters into postwar Japanese literature. This same influx fostered the creation of organizations such as the Kokujin kenkyu no kai (The Japanese Association for Negro Studies) and literary endeavors such as the Kokujin bungaku zenshu (The Complete Anthology of Black Literature). This rich milieu sparked Japanese authors’—Nakagami Kenji and Oe Kenzaburo are two notable examples—interest in reading, interpreting, critiquing, and, ultimately, incorporating the tropes and techniques of African American literature and jazz performance into their own literary works. Such incorporation leads to literary works that are “black” not by virtue of their representations of black characters, but due to their investment in the possibility of technically and intertextually black Japanese literature. Will Bridges argues that these “fictions of race” provide visions of the way that postwar Japanese authors reimagine the ascription of race to bodies—be they bodies of literature, the body politic, or the human body itself.
Category: Literary Criticism

Manhua Modernity

Author : John A. Crespi
ISBN : 9780520309104
Genre : Performing Arts
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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. From fashion sketches of smartly dressed Shanghai dandies in the 1920s, to multipanel drawings of refugee urbanites during the war against Japan, to panoramic pictures of anti-American propaganda rallies in the early 1950s, the polymorphic cartoon-style art known as manhua helped define China's modern experience. Manhua Modernity offers a richly illustrated, deeply contextualized analysis of these illustrations across the lively pages of popular pictorial magazines that entertained, informed, and mobilized a nation through a half century of political and cultural transformation. In this compelling media history, John Crespi argues that manhua must be understood in the context of the pictorial magazines that hosted them, and in turn these magazines must be seen as important mediators of the modern urban experience. Even as times changed—from interwar-era consumerism to war-time mobilization to Mao-style propaganda—the art form adapted to stay on the cutting edge of both politics and style.
Category: Performing Arts

Visualizing The Text

Author : Lauren Beck
ISBN : 9781611496468
Genre : Art
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This volume presents in-depth and contextualized analyses of a wealth of visual materials. These documents provide viewers with a mesmerizing and informative glimpse into how the early modern world was interpreted by image-makers and presented to viewers during a period that spans from manuscript culture to the age of caricature. The premise of this collection responds to a fundamental question: how are early modern texts, objects, and systems of knowledge imaged and consumed through bimodal, hybrid, or intermedial products that rely on both words and pictures to convey meaning? The twelve contributors to this collection go beyond traditional lines of inquiry into word-and-image interaction to deconstruct visual dynamics and politics—to show how images were shaped, manipulated, displayed, and distributed to represent the material world, to propagate official and commercial messages, to support religious practice and ideology, or to embody relations of power. These chapters are anchored in various theoretical and disciplinary points of departure, such as the history of collections and collecting, literary theory and criticism, the histories of science, art history and visual culture, word-and-image studies, as well as print culture and book illustration. Authors draw upon a wide range of visual material hitherto insufficiently explored and placed in context, in some cases hidden in museums and archives, or previously assessed only from a disciplinary standpoint that favored either the image or the text but not both in relation to each other. They include manuscript illuminations representing compilers and collections, frontispieces and other accompanying plates published in catalogues and museographies, astronomical diagrams, mixed pictographic-alphabetic accounting documents, Spanish baroque paintings, illustrative frontispieces or series inspired by or designed for single novels or anthologies, anatomical drawings featured in encyclopedic publications, visual patterns of volcanic formations, engravings representing the New World that accompany non-fictional travelogues, commonplace books that interlace text and images, and graphic satire. Geographically, the collection covers imperial centers (Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Spain), as well as their colonial periphery (New France; Mexico; Central America; South America, in particular Brazil; parts of Africa; and the island of Ceylon). Emblematic and thought-provoking, these images are only fragments of the multifaceted and comprehensive visual mosaic created during the early modern period, but their consideration has far reaching implications.
Category: Art

Visualizing Technical Information

Author : Lee E. Brasseur
ISBN : UOM:39015057583067
Genre : Computers
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Visualizing Technical Information: A Cultural Critique demonstrates the ways in which the leading technical visuals of information design - graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, illustrations, and information visualization - are designed and read. Using genre theory as an analytical tool, the author makes the argument that problems with these visual forms are not necessarily the result of a designer's poor decisions or a reader's poor decisions or a reader's poor interpretation skills. Instead, there may be inherent problems in the visual genres themselves that are a direct result of their cultural history and current use. In presenting this argument, Visualizing Technical Information breaks new ground in bringing issues of culture and theory into the foreground as the key to many of the problems associated with information design. The author critiques the influences of Cartesian-based thinking, mathematical approaches, and logic-based methods to problem solving and a reliance on perceptual-based visual abstractions.
Category: Computers

Visualizing Environmental Science

Author : Linda R. Berg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215409595
Genre : Science
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The new third edition provides environmental scientists with an approach that focuses on visuals rather than excessive content. The streamlined coverage discusses the basic science so students walk away with a strong understanding of the facts. New Think Critically and Data Interpretation features encourage them to analyse visuals and graphs to place information in context. The illustrations have been improved and additional opportunities to conduct real data analysis have been added. The What a Scientist Sees feature also gives environment scientists a real-world perspective of how a concept or phenomenon is applied in the field.
Category: Science

Visualizing Deviance

Author : Richard Victor Ericson
ISBN : 0802066402
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Visualizing Haiti In U S Culture 1910 1950

Author : Lindsay J Twa
ISBN : 9781409446729
Genre : Art
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From the 1910s until the 1950s the Caribbean nation of Haiti drew the attention of many U.S. literary and artistic luminaries, yet while significant studies have been published on Haiti's history, none analyze visual representations with any depth. This book argues that choosing Haiti as subject matter was a highly charged decision by American artists to use their artwork to engage racial, social, and political issues. Twa scrutinizes photographs, illustrations, paintings, and theatre as well as textual and archival sources.
Category: Art

Visualizing Modern China

Author : James A. Cook
ISBN : 9780739190449
Genre : History
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Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a methodological framework and historical overview, while the chronologically arranged chapters use engaging case studies to explore important themes. Topics include: Qing court ritual, rebellion and war, urban/rural relations, art and architecture, sports, the Chinese diaspora, state politics, film propaganda and censorship, youth in the Cultural Revolution, environmentalism, and Internet culture. http://visualizingmodernchina.org
Category: History

Social Action

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ISBN : UOM:39015081911409
Genre : India
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Category: India

Public Culture

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ISBN : UCSC:32106014909136
Genre : Arts and society
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Category: Arts and society

Visualizing Equality

Author : Aston Gonzalez
ISBN : 1469659964
Genre : Art
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"Visualizing equality ... analyz[es] how previously unexamined or understudied African American artists shaped conceptions of race during the nineteenth century. Marshaling material from 26 private and public archives in the United States and England, Gonzalez charts the changing roles of African American visual artists as they used their work to expand black rights in the United States. Understudied or forgotten artists such as Robert Douglass Jr., Patrick Henry Reason, James P. Ball, and Augustus Washington produced images to persuade viewers of the necessity for black social equality, political enfranchisement, and freedom from slavery, and Gonzalez argues that these cultural producers helped to make the world they envisioned through their art"--
Category: Art

Himalayan Research Bulletin

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ISBN : UVA:X006059219
Genre : Himalaya Mountains Region
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Category: Himalaya Mountains Region