Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thing human civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates from its association with death, it has come to represent so much more. Skullture takes a comprehensive approach while examining this phenomenon, taking into account both visual and conceptual considerations of the skull throughout history. The book explores the connections of Aztec religious iconography to Damien Hirst and the Ramones to Eighteenth Century funerary practices without ever losing sight of the fact, that while fashion changes, the visual staying power of the human skull carries on. Skullture presents different aesthetic uses of the skull as well as its various cultural resonances through myriad disciplines of art design and fashion. The list of more than 70 contributors includes; Emilio Garcia, Lucy Hardie, Haroshi, Dionne Marshall, Alexandre Orion, Jim Skull, Ian Strange, Didier Ra, Vhils and Yohji Yamamoto.
Defaced – The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages (translated from German)
The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of todays contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970s renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time. In response to this cultural phenomenon, "The Book of Skulls" presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become todays ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of todays most iconic cultural symbols.
Defaced – The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages
Discovering Difference – Contemporary Essays in American Culture
Condee: Soviet Hieroglyphics: Visual Culture In Late Twenteth Century Russia (cloth)
Condee: Soviet Hieroglyphics: Visual Culture In Late Twentieth Century Russia (paper)
On Line & On Paper – Visual Representations, Visual Culture & Computer Graphics in Design Engineering
Advertising Empire – Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany
Blurred Boundaries – Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Culture (Paper)
This study explores the state of art education in Turkey as revealed by pre-service art education university instructors, and the potential of incorporating visual culture studies in pre-service art education in Turkey. The instructors’ ideas about visual culture and its impact on art education, its contents (objects), and its practices within the context of Turkey are examined, with a focus on a pedagogical approach that emphasizes the perception and critique of popular culture and everyday cultural experiences, and the analysis of media including television programs, computer games, the internet, and advertisements. The aim of the study is to benefit pre-service art teacher education in Turkey and in general. It provides the rationale, the nature and pedagogy of visual culture, and provides insights into the potential contribution of the concept of visual culture to the understanding of art and improvement of art teacher training.
Blurred Boundaries – Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Culture
This work uses Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create contemporary textile designs inspired by a particular culture, that of Nubia before the mass relocation of the 1960s, while maintaining the rich symbolic meanings of its motifs. It centres on methods for exploring cultural loss and recovery and uses theoretical and practice-based investigation, including interviews and fieldwork, to try to understand the way of life, beliefs, and experiences which informed the woven - created art of the Nubian people before their emigration. The book discusses the practical work and the advantages of CAD . It demonstrates innovative ways of retaining elements of Nubian visual culture within the Postmodern era and of educating new generations of Nubians about their heritage, thus encouraging its preservation. Unusually, this research brings together anthropological research and art, the object being to combine elements of cultural study and theory, anthropological fieldwork, visual and creative work, and interactive audience research to produce a creative space where Nubian art and culture can be appreciated, preserved and developed
America in the 1950s: the world was not so much a stage as a setpiece for TV, the new national phenomenon. It was a time when how things looked - and how we looked - mattered, a decade of design that comes to vibrant life in As Seen on TV. From the painting-by-numbers fad to the public fascination with the First Lady's apparel to the television sensation of Elvis Presley to the sculptural refinement of the automobile, Marling explores what Americans saw and what they looked for with a gaze newly trained by TV. A study in style, in material culture, in art history at eye level, this book shows us as never before those artful everyday objects that stood for American life in the 1950s, as seen on TV.
The study of visual culture in art education is a student-centered approach to art education that standard the learners’ benefits and awareness of the media images they see daily and reverence their wish to contribute in the making of such media. Visual Culture advocates student engagement, alone or in groups, with the meanings of images they see, manipulation and recycling of digital imagery as a way of knowing, and analytical reflection before, during, and after the process of making art. Moreover study and inquiry from the last 20 years has strongly supported for the addition of the four art dominants as curriculum elements: art history and culture, art criticism, art production and aesthetics. The exploration of these components is also related with improvement of discipline-based art education (DBAE) and they stay to conductor curriculum content decision-making in standards-based programs nowadays. The goal of this study was introduce a new method of teaching painting using Discipline-Based Art Education and Visual Culture Art Education model.