Review: Visual Culture

 
Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the…
 
Book of revelations

Book of revelations

The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative…
 
Absent insights

Absent insights

By its title, L’Écartelage reveals its focus on Surrealism in the work of Pierre…
 
All the news in theory and in action

All the news in theory and in action

Everybody is publishing books about small independent magazines these days (or…
 
We made this: A life in artefacts

We made this: A life in artefacts

Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that is…
 
Towering ambition

Towering ambition

Audiovisual events that genuinely work are so rare that Brooklyn Babylon (Holland…
 
The future was Afro

The future was Afro

Slightly larger than a 45rpm single and thick as a modest box-set, this book…
 
Violently opposed to war

Violently opposed to war

Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results…
 
Cute cultural tourism

Cute cultural tourism

Hello Kitty and Pokemon seem to have taken over the world in recent decades. But…
 
Menacing identities

Menacing identities

This brooding black hardback, which looks like a CIA manual, is a worldwide survey of…
 
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