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Visual Literacy bibliography

Posted: May 8th, 2009 | Author: ktcita | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Visual Rhetoric


Visuals for Information

Posted: October 10th, 2008 | Author: ktcita | Filed under: book, dissertation random ideas, visual literacy | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Visuals for Information
Rune Pettersson 1988

Page 90: According to Lanners (1973) we only see the things that affect us emotionally. Everything else is ignored. When we look at a picture, we first discover the cues we already recognise.

Page 93: Our western society is domination by the written word and [is] extremely quadrangular. It is a society in which bureaucrats occupy quadrangular cells in such a way that creative and intellectually lively people are perceived as disturbing and disruptive features of the prevailing order. New ideas are effectively stifled. This leads to stagnation, industrial crises and breakdown of the social fabric.

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