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American Icons: The Genesis of a National Visual Language
 

American Icons: The Genesis of a National Visual Language (Hardback)

By Feldges, Benedikt

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Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television's relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a win...dow on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual narratives. But as reality ought to become history at one point, what are we to do with such windows on the past? Developing and applying a highly innovative approach to the modern picture, American Icons sets out to expose the historicity of icons, to reframe the history of the screen and to dissect the visual core of a medium that is still so poorly understood. Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and past spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture.
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ISBN 9780415956352
Released AU 13 Nov 2007
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies (part: v. 13)
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ISBN-13 9780415956352
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 13 Nov 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Feldges, Benedikt
Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies (part: v. 13)
Category Media Studies
Popular Culture
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 302.2345
Weight 612g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Motion pictures - Semiotics, Television - Semiotics
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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