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Directory : Visual Image :: Visual Communication/Literacy


BFI (2003) 'Making Movies Matter: How the moving image can become part of literacy in the 21st century' (BFI Report) (Requires Adobe Acrobat) [link added 08/09/1999]

Barner, Carol (1997) 'Visual Literacy' [link added 20/05/1998]

Belton, Robert (nd) 'Glossary of Terms in Visual Theory' [link added 19/02/1998]

Black, Jill (2001) 'Color Psychology for eBook Cover Design' [link added 06/11/2003]

Bourne, Amy (2004) 'Gender and the Social Codes of Looking' [link added 08/10/2004]

Bruck, Jan & John Docker (1989) 'John Berger's Ways of Seeing and Media and Culture Studies' (Continuum) [link added 16/12/1997]

Caals, Melissa (2003) "Pictures cannot assert" (Ernst Gombrich) [link added 09/05/2003]

Chandler, Daniel (nd) 'Visual Literacy Materials for First-Year Undergraduates at UWA' [link added 04/11/1997]

Chandler, Daniel (1998) 'Notes on "The Gaze"' [link added 30/06/1998]

Dürsteler, Juan C (2002) 'Visual Metaphors' [link added 05/11/2003]

Edwards, Sue (1998) 'Photographs are as much an interpretation of the world as paintings and drawings are' (Susan Sontag) [link added 26/03/1998]

Gibert, Marie (2003) "Pictures cannot assert" (Ernst Gombrich) [link added 01/05/2003]

Glenn, : Robert W (nd) 'Images of Women' (Notes and Illustrations) [link added 16/01/2002]

Hak, Sarah (2002) 'Interpreting Ambiguous Pictures' [link added 14/05/2002]

Herrmann, Stefan (2000) 'Do we learn to ‘read’ television like a kind of ‘language’?' [link added 16/01/2001]

Jewitt, C (1997) 'Images of Men: Male Sexuality in Sexual Health Leaflets and Posters for Young People' (Sociological Research Online) [link added 03/07/1997]

Keating, Áine (2004) 'Looking and the Gaze in Society' [link added 08/10/2004]

Khouw, Natalia (nd) 'The Meaning of Colour for Gender' [link added 05/11/2003]

Lester, Paul Martin (1995) 'Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication' [link added 16/01/2002]

Munday, Roderick (2003) "Realism" in Art [link added 20/05/2003]

Nöth, Winfried (nd) 'Can Pictures Lie?' [link added 28/11/1997]

Sullivan, Patricia (nd) 'Practising Safe Visual Rhetoric on the Web' [link added 11/11/2004]

Veale, Tony (1998) 'Pragmatic Forces in Metaphor Appreciation: The Mechanics of Blend Recruitment in Visual Metaphor' [link added 05/11/2003]

Woodrow, Ross (2003) 'Analysis of Visual Images' [link added 22/12/1997]

Worth, Sol (nd) 'Studying Visual Communication' [link added 16/01/2000]

Other Links

Visual Learning Bibliography (ERIC)

Ikon Québec

Outline and discuss the evidence for the argument that we need to learn to 'read' pictures. (Assignment Reading List)

Illustrations and Amplifications for John Berger's Ways of Seeing

Symbols.Com: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols

Resources for Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design (Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen)

Visual Communication: Paul Martin Lester (Course, links and notes)

Recommended Reading

Barry, Ann Marie Seward (1997) : Visual Intelligence: Perception, Image and Manipulation in Visual Communication. New York: State University of New York Press

Berger, John (1972) : Ways of Seeing. London: BBC/Harmondsworth: Penguin

Block, J Richard & Harold E Yuker (1990) : Can You Believe Your Eyes?: Over 250 Illusions and Other Visual Oddities. New York: Gardner

Kress, Gunther & Theo van Leeuwen (1996) : Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. London: Routledge

Lester, Paul Martin (1994) : Visual Communication. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

Messaris, Paul (1994) : Visual 'Literacy': Image, Mind and Reality. Boulder, CO: Westview Press

Saint-Martin, F (1990) : Semiotics of Visual Language. Bloomington: Indiana University Press