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Title: The Language of Displayed Art
Written By: Michael O'Toole
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415595278/
Description:

The Language of Displayed Art, first published in 1994, is a seminal work
in the field of Multimodality and one of the few to be entirely dedicated
to the analysis and interpretation of works of art.

This book explores the "grammar" of the visual arts of painting, sculpture
and architecture, proposing that as viewers we simultaneously read three
different kinds of meaning in them:

*what is represented (Representational meaning)

*how it engages us (Modal meaning)

*how it is composed (Compositional meaning).

The second edition features: two new chapters; an extended discussion of
Chapter 5 "Why Semiotics"; and an extended version of Chapter 7 with more
illustrations of language forms, discourse norms and genres, as well as
non-art visual modes. The book is now accompanied by a CD, created by the
author and features a virtual gallery of twenty-eight additional paintings
with questions to encourage analysis and interpretation, and model answers
to these questions in the book’s appendix. The CD also includes a notebook
for readers to record their own observations and ideas.

The Language of Displayed Art is an indispensable text for those studying
Multimodality, Applied Linguistics, Language and Art.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415595261
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 155.00
U.K. £ 95.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415595278
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K. £ 34.99
U.S. $ 55.95