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Foundations of Visual Communication
How Visuals Appear in Daily Life

  • Available for pre-order on May 26, 2023. Item will ship after June 16, 2023
ISBN 9780367769635
June 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing upon theories from visual studies, critical visual culture studies, and cognitive psychology, and with a special focus on gender and ethnicity, this book gives students a theoretical foundation for future work as visual communicators.

The book takes a closer look at the interwoven character of perception and reception that is present in everyday visual encounters. Chapters present a wide variety of visual examples from art history, digital media, and the images we encounter and use in our daily lives. With the tools to understand how images and text make meaning, students are thus prepared to better communicate through visual media.

This book serves as a main or supplementary text for visual communication or visual culture courses.

Table of Contents

1. Visual Landscapes

2. Visual Communication in Practice

3. Analysing and Interpreting Visuals

4. Communication and Narration 

5. Contexts, Situations and Framing

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Yvonne Eriksson is Professor and Chair in the School of Design Innovation and Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden.

Anette Göthlund is Professor and Chair of Visual Arts Education at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden.