The MIT Press, July 2003. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #288922
The emergence of new media has stimulated debate about the power of the visual to dethrone the cultural prominence of textuality and print. Some scholars celebrate the proliferation of digital images, arguing that it suggests a return to a pictorial age when knowledge was communicated through images as well as through words. Others argue that the inherent conflict between texts and images creates a battleground between the feminized, seductive power of images and the masculine rationality of the printed word. This text suggests that these debates misunderstand the dynamic interplay that has always existed between word and image.