How to See the World In recent decades we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens From Google Images to Instagram video games

  • Title: How to See the World
  • Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
  • ISBN: 9780141977
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens From Google Images to Instagram, video games to installation art, this transformation is confusing, liberating and worrying all at once, since observing the new visuality of culture is not the same as understanding it.In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens From Google Images to Instagram, video games to installation art, this transformation is confusing, liberating and worrying all at once, since observing the new visuality of culture is not the same as understanding it Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of this extraordinary explosion of visual experiences As Mirzoeff reminds us, this is not the first visual revolution the 19th century saw the invention of film, photography and x rays, and the development of maps, microscopes and telescopes made the 17th century an era of visual discovery But the sheer quantity of images produced on the internet today has no parallels In the first book to define visual culture for the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging and accessible overview of how visual materials shape and define our lives.

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    1. How to See the World is an introduction to the new academic discipline of the study of visual culture. Visual artefacts in the form of fine and decorative arts have been studied in universities for about a century, of course, and before that in salons and art academies. What makes 'visual culture' as a field a new departure is its focus on mass and popular imagery, which now has an unimaginable range and volume in the age of digital media. How to See the World takes us through some of the perspe [...]


    2. About two-thirds of the way through How to See the World, I thought the opening of my review was going to go something like:"If you were to take How to See the World as an embodiment of its own instruction, you'd think that instruction was: incoherently. Mirzoeff never sets out his intentions, the book veers from one topic to the next and it's not until page 220 that you first come across any directions for viewing the world"I would have meant to be disparaging, obviously.But then I started to m [...]


    3. Interesting topic and examples but I expected or had hoped for a more structured aproach. Now the book is 'all over the place' which made it difficult for me to take something with me, except for some interesting facts and stories.


    4. How to See the World starts off very literally contrasting two images of the Earth, the 1972 Blue Marble image taken from a camera aboard Apollo 17 and NASA’s updated 2012 Blue Marble, a composite rendering stitched together from a number of digital satellite images but which by all appearances was taken from a single location at a precise moment. The message from here out is that at one time vision came from a single authoritative/entitled vantage while it’s now a democratic unified renderi [...]



    5. "Gdy już nauczymy się widzieć świat, wykonamy dopiero jeden z kroków do celu. Celem jest zmiana świata."Uwielbiam ten stan kiedy zajawiam się na coś co do tej pory było dla mnie dziedziną kompletnie nie znaną. To naprawdę rewelacyjne uczucie kiedy poznajesz pewne aspekty otaczającej rzeczywistości jakby na nowo, z nieznanej dotąd perspektywy. Jeszcze parę dni temu nie wiedziałem nawet, że istnieje takie pojęcie jak "kultura wizualna' , a tym bardziej jest dla mnie zaskoczeniem [...]


    6. In the preface to his marvellous Age of Revolution Eric Hobsbawm noted that the book’s “[i]deal reader is that theoretical construct, the intelligent and educated citizen, who is not merely curious about the past, but wishes to understand how and why the word has come to be what it is today and whither it is going”. It’s a fabulous goal, and I hope one shared by many of who work in the social sciences and humanities; it is certainly the rationale behind the revival of Penguin Books’ Pe [...]


    7. 学会如何看世界只是完成了必须的步骤之一,我们的目标是要去改变。这本书充满了大量的照片,试图解释我们如何观看自己、观看世界,如何理解观看到的这些,以及因为这些观看世界被如何改变。人类对世界的改变作出或好或坏的行为,有些是有目的的,有些是我们期待之外的,改变世界不是目标,改变现在才是我们观看世界的目标。How to see the world?


    8. Very informative. Nicholas begins by exploring the personable aspects of visual culture, how time has given way to the age of selfies, which allow us to explore aspects of personality and perform as ourselves for our digital circle. The book then gives way to discuss the more technical aspects of the visual. How vision is constantly being learned and unlearned, that our brain is designed to learn from others and the systems in our brain will change how we perceive things to account for new infor [...]


    9. The momentum of change gathers pace. As a 40-something woman, I have to accept that the world I remember from my childhood has now disappeared. We are experiencing the death throes of one system and the birth pangs of the next. Change can be exhilarating, frightening, unsettling; it benefits some and destroys others. The gist of Mirzoeff's book is that we also need to equip ourselves with a new visual vocabulary; we need to learn to see the (new) world. We need also to decide where to place ours [...]


    10. A really interesting book on ow visual culture (i.e. images, art, film) influences ways in which we saw and see the world. Mirzoeff caused me to ask a lot of questions and has very interesting ideas, I have not thought of images and visual culture in that way before. Especially interesting is his chapter on visual activism (e.g. the revolutions in Egypt, occupy wall street etc) and how street art and other visuals were used. Also interesting is his comparision between the self-portrait and the s [...]


    11. In 1972 astronaut Jack Schmitt took a picture of Earth from Apollo 17 spacecraft. People were now able to see the earth as a whole. That unified world visible from one spot often seems out of reach now. The world has changed dramatically since then. The planet itself is changing before our eyes. There are no limits to how far digital companies want to integrate themselves into our lives and even our field of vision. This is a very interesting read. THANK YOU FIRSTREADS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!


    12. Does what it says in the description. I found this book very interesting and inspiring and it will have an impact on my interpretation of what I see and photograph, as well as what I might choose to do with those photos. This was a great reminder that seeing isn't just a biological process, but an interpretative and cultural one as well.


    13. A fantastic work on the changing nature of the image and the influence it bears on society, connecting globalisation, climate change and politics via highly relevant examples.



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