Structures of Image Collections: From Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc to Flickr

Structures of Image Collections: From Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc to Flickr

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Human beings have always had a penchant for collecting images. The challenge today is that almost anything and everything in the world is available as a viewable image. Consequently, say O'Connor and Greisdorf, image collections can no longer be the result of ad hoc processes rooted in antiquated methodologies. To this end, they present the reader with an interdisciplinary approach to the principles, practices and belief systems underlying categorization and image management. The book is divided into three parts: defining the nature of images; describing how images are used; and explaining how and why images are collected (including the mechanics of storage and accessibility). Individual chapters contain a historical perspective on the subject matter and supporting research. Liberally enhanced with illustrations from the authors' own collections. For anyone who cognitively engages with image collections either vocationally or avocationally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313095818
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xii
Seeing and Believing     1
Do We Need To See?     13
Living with Vision     21
Seeing and Collecting     27
The Language of Image Structures     37
Image Semantics: How We Describe What We See     41
Image Semiotics: How We Describe What We Don't See     57
Image Engagement and Complexity     71
Image Use     85
Image Collections     101
What's In A Word?     103
"Tag, You're It!"     119
Moving On     127
Groupthink, Deindividuation, and Desensitivity     139
Master and Masterpiece     143
A Word about the Needy     153
Lessons from the Future     161
A Mathematics of Image Structure     163
Image Excess and Collection Access     167
What's the Use?     173
Index     177

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