13 Ways of Looking at Images: the Logic of Visualization in Literature & Society.
By Mervyn Nicholson. What is a mental image? 13 Ways marks the beginning of a new era of thinking about images and what they are and do. Exploring a broad sampling of deceptively familiar tracts, Nicholson demonstrates that crystallized, frozen into literary texts are the laws that regulate the proliferation and organization of mental images. In tracing this "logic of visualization," Nicholson shows how society–not just individuals–thinks in images, and how this "imagethinking" informs social constructs, not just literary texts. A landmark work by a brilliant and engaging scholar. Hardcover. 248 pages. ISBN: 0-9631478-5-4. Price (US): $29.95. NOW IN PRINT!