Visual Culture

Primary Sources   I   Visual Culture

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Mieke Bal, "Visual Essentialism and the Object of Visual Culture," Journal of Visual Culture 2 (2003).

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Roland Barthes, "Le Message photographique" (1961, "The Photographic Message," Image—Music—Text, trans. Stephen Heath, 1977).

Walter Benjamin, "Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit," (1936, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," Illuminations, trans. Harry Zohn, 1968).

Walter Benjamin, Das Passagen-Werk (ed. Rolf Tiedemann, 1982, The Arcades Project, trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin, 1999).

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Teresa Brennan and Martin Jay, eds., Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight (1996).

Norman Bryson, Michael Ann Holly, and Keith Moxey, Visual Culture: Images of Interpretation (1994).

Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen, eds., Visual Culture: Culture beyond Appearances (1995).

Jonathan Crary, Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, Modern Culture (2000).

Jonathan Crary, Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (1992).

Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle (1977).

Gilles Deleuze, Logique du sens (1969, The Logic of Sense, trans. Mark Lester with Charles Stivale, 1990).

Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall, eds., Visual Culture: The Reader (1999).

Hal Foster, ed., Vision and Visuality (1998).

Michel Foucault, Les Mots et les choses (1966, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, 1970).

Fredric Jameson, "Transformation of the Image in Postmodernity," The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983–1998 (1998).

Martin Jay, Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (1993).

Christopher Jenks, Visual Culture (1995).

Martin Lister, ed., The Photographic Image in Digital Culture (1995).

Nicholas Mirzoeff, An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999).

Nicholas Mirzoeff, ed., The Visual Culture Reader (1998).

W. J. T. Mitchell, Iconology (1986).

W. J. T. Mitchell, "Interdisciplinarity and Visual Culture," Art Bulletin 77 (1995).

W. J. T. Mitchell, Picture Theory (1994).

W. J. T. Mitchell, "Showing Seeing: A Critique of Visual Culture," Journal of Visual Culture 1 (2002).

Paul Virilio, Guerre et cinéma (1984, rev. ed., 1991, War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception, trans. Patrick Camiller, 1989).

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Paul Virilio, "Visual Culture Questionnaire," special section of October 77 (1996, includes essays from Svetlana Alpers, Carol Armstrong, Martin Jay, and W. J. T. Mitchell).