In this series of short videos, Theo Van Leeuwen, co-author of Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design takes us through the development of this landmark textbook, discusses the orgins of the authors' theory of the grammar of visual communication, and tells us his thoughts about the future holds for visual communicaton.

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Theo van Leeuwen is currently Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark and Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His many influential publications include Multimodal Discourse: The Modes and Media of Contemporary Communication (with Gunther Kress); Speech, Music, Sound; Introducing Social Semiotics and Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Discourse Analysis.