Opinion: Visual culture

 
Scenes from an imperfect world

Scenes from an imperfect world

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Even Don McCullin expressed doubts about his photographs of war and suffering. What is their message…

 
Colour field

Colour field

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

By choosing colour over black-and-white, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered a new type of American street…

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
Elton John’s new vision

Elton John’s new vision

Visual culture, Web Critique

‘The Radical Eye’, the superstar’s opulently framed collection of modernist photography, is a…

 
Browsing, or reading?

Browsing, or reading?

Magazines, Visual culture

A new shop demonstrates the global resurgence of indie magazines. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Depth and ambiguity

Depth and ambiguity

Visual culture

Another Way of Telling, by John Berger and Jean Mohr, extends the possibilities of the photographic…

 
Cold War culture-jammer

Cold War culture-jammer

Design history, Visual culture

Hispanic photomonteur Josep Renau aimed Technicolor jets of scorn at the mirage of US consumerist…

 
Online rhetoric

Online rhetoric

Visual culture

Though intended to make its contents ‘democratic’, art website The Space is a perplexing jumble.…

 
Against the flow

Against the flow

Magazines, Visual culture

As editorial design becomes more predictable, Swedish feminist quarterly Bang kicks against visual…

 
Energy and emotion

Energy and emotion

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Aperture’s new series of photography books may prove to be an essential educational resource for serious…

 
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