The Visual Narrative Reader

  • Filename: the-visual-narrative-reader.
  • ISBN: 9781472577924
  • Release Date: 2016-01-28
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Neil Cohn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Sequential images are as natural at conveying narratives as verbal language, and have appeared throughout human history, from cave paintings and tapestries right through to modern comics. Contemporary research on this visual language of sequential images has been scattered across several fields: linguistics, psychology, anthropology, art education, comics studies, and others. Only recently has this disparate research begun to be incorporated into a coherent understanding. In The Visual Narrative Reader, Neil Cohn collects chapters that cross these disciplinary divides from many of the foremost international researchers who explore fundamental questions about visual narratives. How does the style of images impact their understanding? How are metaphors and complex meanings conveyed by images? How is meaning understood across sequential images? How do children produce and comprehend sequential images? Are visual narratives beneficial for education and literacy? Do visual narrative systems differ across cultures and historical time periods? This book provides a foundation of research for readers to engage in these fundamental questions and explore the most vital thinking about visual narrative. It collects important papers and introduces review chapters summarizing the literature on specific approaches to understanding visual narratives. The result is a comprehensive "reader?? that can be used as a coursebook, a researcher resource and a broad overview of fascinating topics suitable for anyone interested in the growing field of the visual language of comics and visual narratives.

The Visual Narrative Reader

  • Filename: the-visual-narrative-reader.
  • ISBN: 9781472577917
  • Release Date: 2016-01-28
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Neil Cohn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Sequential images are as natural at conveying narratives as verbal language, and have appeared throughout human history, from cave paintings and tapestries right through to modern comics. Contemporary research on this visual language of sequential images has been scattered across several fields: linguistics, psychology, anthropology, art education, comics studies, and others. Only recently has this disparate research begun to be incorporated into a coherent understanding. In The Visual Narrative Reader, Neil Cohn collects chapters that cross these disciplinary divides from many of the foremost international researchers who explore fundamental questions about visual narratives. How does the style of images impact their understanding? How are metaphors and complex meanings conveyed by images? How is meaning understood across sequential images? How do children produce and comprehend sequential images? Are visual narratives beneficial for education and literacy? Do visual narrative systems differ across cultures and historical time periods? This book provides a foundation of research for readers to engage in these fundamental questions and explore the most vital thinking about visual narrative. It collects important papers and introduces review chapters summarizing the literature on specific approaches to understanding visual narratives. The result is a comprehensive "reader?? that can be used as a coursebook, a researcher resource and a broad overview of fascinating topics suitable for anyone interested in the growing field of the visual language of comics and visual narratives.

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative Will Eisner Instructional Books

  • Filename: graphic-storytelling-and-visual-narrative-will-eisner-instructional-books.
  • ISBN: 9780393331271
  • Release Date: 2008-08-17
  • Number of pages: 169
  • Author: Will Eisner
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



In , Will Eisner—one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century—lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct a story and the basics of crafting a visual narrative. Filled with examples from Eisner's work as well as that of artists like Art Spiegelman and R. Crumb, this essential work covers everything from the fine points of graphic storytelling to the big picture of the medium, including how to:

The Visual Language of Comics

  • Filename: the-visual-language-of-comics.
  • ISBN: 9781441174512
  • Release Date: 2013-12-05
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Neil Cohn
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Drawings and sequential images are an integral part of human expression dating back at least as far as cave paintings, and in contemporary society appear most prominently in comics. Despite this fundamental part of human identity, little work has explored the comprehension and cognitive underpinnings of visual narratives-until now. This work presents a provocative theory: that drawings and sequential images are structured the same as language. Building on contemporary theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology, it argues that comics are written in a visual language of sequential images that combines with text. Like spoken and signed languages, visual narratives use a lexicon of systematic patterns stored in memory, strategies for combining these patterns into meaningful units, and a hierarchic grammar governing the combination of sequential images into coherent expressions. Filled with examples and illustrations, this book details each of these levels of structure, explains how cross-cultural differences arise in diverse visual languages of the world, and describes what the newest neuroscience research reveals about the brain's comprehension of visual narratives. From this emerges the foundation for a new line of research within the linguistic and cognitive sciences, raising intriguing questions about the connections between language and the diversity of humans' expressive behaviours in the mind and brain.

Reading the Visual

  • Filename: reading-the-visual.
  • ISBN: 9780807754719
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: Frank Serafini
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press



Reading the Visual is an essential introduction that focuses on what teachers should know about multimodal literacy and how to teach it. This engaging book provides theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical frameworks for teaching a wide-range of visual and multimodal texts, including historical fiction, picture books, advertisements, websites, comics, graphic novels, news reports, and film. Each unit of study presented contains suggestions for selecting cornerstone texts and visual images and launching the unit, as well as lesson plans, text sets, and analysis guides. These units are designed to be readily adapted to fit the needs of a variety of settings and grade levels.

Understanding the Visual

  • Filename: understanding-the-visual.
  • ISBN: 1446236110
  • Release Date: 2004-09-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Tony Schirato
  • Publisher: SAGE



This is a splendid book. It is both intellectually sophisticated and written in an extremely accessible manner' - "Professor Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University " Eloquently written, admirably clear, passionately argued, Schirato and Webb have given us one of the best textbooks on the emergent field of visual culture. Smart, clear and relevant examples challenge readers to question their visual environments and become critics and creators themselves' - "Sean Cubitt, University of Waikato " In a world increasingly preoccupied with the visual, it has become essential to understand the dynamics of images and be able to interpret them skilfully. The authors outline our relationship to the visual from ancient times to the cyber-present. Understanding the Visual shows the reader how to analyse the structure, conventions, contexts and uses of the visual in western cultures. Richly illustrated and crossing the fields of cultural studies, communication and media studies, film, art, design, and sociology the authors show how to make sense of visual objects of all kinds.

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

  • Filename: the-feminism-and-visual-culture-reader.
  • ISBN: 0415267056
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Amelia Jones
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.

Unflattening

  • Filename: unflattening.
  • ISBN: 9780674744431
  • Release Date: 2015-03-30
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Nick Sousanis
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

The Narrative Reader

  • Filename: the-narrative-reader.
  • ISBN: 0415205336
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Martin McQuillan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



The Narrative Reader provides a comprehensive survey of theories of narrative from Plato to Post-Structuralism. The selection of texts is bold and broad, demonstrating the extent to which narrative permeates the entire field of literature and culture. It shows the ways in which narrative crosses disciplines, continents and theoretical perspectives and is a long overdue and welcome addition to the field. Canonical texts are combined with texts which are difficult to get hold of elsewhere, and new translations and introductory material are presented. The texts cover many crucial issues and topic.

Reading Bande Dessin e

  • Filename: reading-bande-dessin-e.
  • ISBN: 9781841501772
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Ann Miller
  • Publisher: Intellect Books



"Reading Bande Dessinee" provides a thorough introduction to the medium of bande dessinee and in-depth critical analysis with focus on contemporary examples of the art form, historical context, key artists, and themes such as gender, autobiography and postcolonial culture.Miller's groundbreaking book demonstrates exactly why bande dessinee is considered to be a visual narrative art form and encourages the reader to appreciate and understand it to the best of their abilities. Miller also provides the terminology, framework and tools necessary for study, highly relevant to current curriculum and she creates a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to the subject matter. This volume explores the controversy surrounding the comic strips in contemporary French society and traces the historical and cultural implications surrounding the legitimization of bande dessinee.This is the first English-language book not only to include a historical overview of bande dessinee, but also to offer critical methods for studying it - there are an increasing number of modules for students of French in North American universities. It is a good reference source for students specifically studying bande dessinee, or general cultural background in French. At present there is no such reference source available

Reading Autobiography

  • Filename: reading-autobiography.
  • ISBN: 9780816669851
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Sidonie Smith
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press



projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.

Visual Narrative and Creative Research Methods

  • Filename: visual-narrative-and-creative-research-methods.
  • ISBN: 9781317688419
  • Release Date: 2015-10-23
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Dawn Mannay
  • Publisher: Routledge



Visual research methods are quickly becoming key topics of interest and are now widely recognised as having the potential to evoke emphatic understanding of the ways in which other people experience their worlds. Visual, Narrative and Creative Research Methods examines the practices and value of these visual approaches as a qualitative tool in the field of social science and related disciplines. This book is concerned with the process of applying visual methods as a tool of inquiry from design, to production, to analysis and dissemination. Drawing on research projects which reflect real world situations, you will be methodically guided through the research process in detail, enabling you to examine and understand the practices and value of visual, narrative and creative approaches as effective qualitative tools. Key topics include: techniques of data production, including collage, mapping, drawing and photographs; the practicalities of application; the positioning of the researcher; interpretation of visual data; images and narratives in public spaces; evaluative analysis of creative approaches. Visual, Narrative and Creative Research Methods will be an invaluable companion for researchers, postgraduate students and other academics with an interest in visual and creative methods and qualitative research.

Anime and the Visual Novel

  • Filename: anime-and-the-visual-novel.
  • ISBN: 9780786444274
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Dani Cavallaro
  • Publisher: McFarland



"This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Anime based on visual novels capitalize on the parent games' attributes, yielding thought-provoking yarns and complex personalities"--Provided by publisher.

Comics Sequential Art

  • Filename: comics-sequential-art.
  • ISBN: 0961472812
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Will Eisner
  • Publisher:



The author discusses his ideas and theories and provides instructions on the art of graphic storytelling.

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