Author : John Berger,Sven Blomberg,Chris Fox,Michael Dibb,Richard Hollis
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release :1972
Total pages :166
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0140135154

Examines the social implications and psychological impact of the images and conventions of modern and classical artists

Author : John Berger,Sven Blomberg,Chris Fox,Michael Dibb,Richard Hollis
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release :1972
Total pages :166
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015042469943

Examines the social implications and psychological impact of the images and conventions of modern and classical artists

Author : David Inglis,John Hughson
Publisher : Red Globe Press
Release :2005-10-18
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0333962672

What can Sociology add to our understanding of art? This volume brings together a range of respected scholars in the field who demonstrate the many ways in which sociology can add to our understanding of artistic issues. Covering all the major schools of thought, and dealing with many different art forms, the book offers the reader a comprehensive and accessible guide to an often complex area. It will be an invaluable resource for students seeking to understand sociology's contributions to the study of artistic and aesthetic issues.

Author : Bob Sutcliffe
Publisher : Zed Books
Release :2001-07-06
Total pages :287
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 185649814X

Covering such topics as human inequality, inequalities between north and south, demographic differences, migration and refugees, and armed forces, this visual text acts as a teaching guide. Each topic has a two-page spread that includes diagrams, charts and short text.

Author : Emmanouil Kalkanis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release :2018-02-21
Total pages :108
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780429939860

Ways of Seeing is a key art-historical work that continues to provoke widespread debate. It is comprised of seven different essays, three of which are pictorial and the other containing texts and images. Berger first examines the relationship between seeing and knowing, discussing how our assumptions affect how we see a painting. He moves on to consider the role of women in artwork, particularly regarding the female nude. The third essay deals with oil painting looking at the relationship between subjects and ownership. Finally, Berger addresses the idea of ownership in a consumerist society, discussing the power of imagery in advertising, with particular regards to photography.

Author : Chris Bissell,Chris Dillon
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release :2012-02-03
Total pages :234
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783642252099

This fascinating book examines some of the characteristics of technological/engineering models that are likely to be unfamiliar to those who are interested primarily in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics, and which differentiate technological models from scientific and mathematical ones. Themes that are highlighted include: • the role of language: the models developed for engineering design have resulted in new ways of talking about technological systems • communities of practice: related to the previous point, particular engineering communities have particular ways of sharing and developing knowledge • graphical (re)presentation: engineers have developed many ways of reducing quite complex mathematical models to more simple representations • reification: highly abstract mathematical models are turned into ‘objects’ that can be manipulated almost like components of a physical system • machines: not only the currently ubiquitous digital computer, but also older analogue devices – slide rules, physical models, wind tunnels and other small-scale simulators, as well as mechanical, electrical and electronic analogue computers • mathematics and modelling as a bridging tool between disciplines This book studies primarily modelling in technological practice. It is worth noting that models of the type considered in the book are not always highly valued in formal engineering education at university level, which often takes an “applied science” approach close to that of the natural sciences (something that can result in disaffection on the part of students). Yet in an informal context, such as laboratories, industrial placements, and so on, a very different situation obtains. A number of chapters considers such epistemological aspects, as well as the status of different types of models within the engineering education community. The book will be of interest to practising engineers and technologists; sociologists of science and technology; and historians and philosophers of science and mathematics. It will also be written in a way that will be accessible to non-specialists.

Author : Nick Gleeson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2017-06-01
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781925183825

In desperation, I look up into mum’s face. A small face – a loving face — And the lights go out. Her face is the last image I will ever see in my lifetime. Blind since the age of seven, Nick Gleeson has spent his life learning to ‘see’ without seeing. Growing up in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, Nick’s young life was defined by touch and smell: learning the shape of each shoe so he knew left from right. Holding the huge, rough hand of his father. Smelling the well-worn vinyl in the family car. Gently feeling the smooth top and soft underbelly of a mushroom he has picked. When Nick meets Peter Bishop, Creative Director of Varuna, the Writers’ House many years later, he has led an amazing life of physical adventuring. He’s scaled basecamp at Everest and the top of Kilimanjaro; he’s been a Paralympic athlete, a marathon runner, a skydiver. And, most recently, he’s been on an expedition to the Simpson Desert. In a unique blend of memoir, conversation and insights into the writing process, together Peter and Nick have collaborated to share Nick’s compelling life journey with its many challenges, loves and losses. The Many Ways of Seeing is an inspiring true story about determination in the face of hardship, the importance of trust and friendship and the wonderful relationship between a mentor and writer.

Author : Jimmy Chua
Publisher : eBookIt.com
Release :2014-10-23
Total pages :124
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789810924621

We are what we see, because the world outside of us can have infinite ways of interpreting. For example, a picture of Jimmy Chua may elicit different emotions; some see his picture will feel that he is HAPPY. Some say it is not possible to be ALWAYS HAPPY, he is faking it! So who is RIGHT, everyone is RIGHT, because we are always RIGHT and others are WRONG. Read this book and discover happiness with me.

Author : Linda Williams
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release :1995
Total pages :290
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0813521335

The essays in this volume represent some of the best new thinking about the crucial relations between visual representation in film and human subjectivity. No amount of empirical research into the sociology of actual audiences will displace the desire to speculate about the effects of visual culture, and especially moving images, on viewing subjects. These notions of spectatorship, however hypothetical, become extremely compelling metaphors for the workings of vision within the institution of cinema. Viewing Positions examines the tradition of a centered, unitary, distanced, and objectifying spectator's gaze; investigates the period when film spectatorship as an idea began; and analyses gender- and sexuality-based challenges to the homogeneous classical theory of spectatorship. It makes available critical understandings of spectatorship that have, until now, largely eluded cinema studies.

Author : Felicity McArdle,Gail Boldt
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2013-09-02
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781136215803

Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book: - Offers practical and rich illustrations of teachers’ and children’s work based on international research that integrates theory with practice; - Brings a critical lens to arts education; - Includes summaries, reflective questions, and recommended further readings with every chapter. Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts provides a more nuanced understanding of the arts through an exploration of specific instances in which committed teachers and researchers are discovering what contemporary multimodal tools offer to young children. Chapters contain examples of ‘doing’ the arts in the early years, new ways of teaching, and how to use emerging technologies to develop multiliteracies, equity, agency, social and cultural capital, and enhance the learning and engagement of marginalized children.