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Image Collections for CCNY Users: Visual Literacy

This guide points to images and image collections, some available to CCNY users only, that may be useful for your research.


Use and Hermeneutics of Images 
   [subject headings for RISS feeds: Visual Communications]

Introduction to art image access : issues, tools, standards, strategies / edited by Murtha Baca.  Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, c2002.   Z695.718 .I67 2002 Queens College Reference or Medgar Evers (available via CLICS)    


Freedberg, David.  The power of images : studies in the history and theory of response.   Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.   N71 .F65 1989 Available via CLICS from several CUNY libraries

Howells, Richard. Visual culture.  Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003. 

Jones, Caroline A., and Peter Galison, eds.  Picturing Science, Producing Art. London: Routledge, 1998. N72.S3 P53 1998 Grad Center or Staten Island (available via CLICS)

Mitchell, W. J. Thomas.  What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images.  Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005. N7565 .M523 2005  Baruch, Brooklyn, Hunter (available via CLICS)

Rose, Gillian.  Visual methodologies : an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials.  2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2001.  P93.5 .R67 2007 Available to authorized users via ebrary.

Seppänen, Janne.  The power of the gaze : an introduction to visual literacy.  New York : P. Lang, 2006.   

Sturken, Marita, and Lisa Cartwright, eds. Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 2nd ed. 2009  N72 .S6 S78 2009 Kingsborough, Staten Island, Grad Center, Hunter (available via CLICS)


The visual culture reader / edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff.  London : Routledge, 1988. Cohen Library NX458 .V57 1998

Images : a reader / edited by Sunil Manghani, Arthur Piper and Jon Simons.  London : SAGE, 2006. 

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Special thanks to Lee Sorensen of Duke University for permitting the use of his Image Collections for Duke Users guide as a template for this guide.