The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word

The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word

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In this work, Mitchell Stephens contends that the image will supersede the word as a means of understanding and entertainment. Although this may indeed signal the end of literacy as we know it, Stephens argues that television and electronic technologies will actually push intellectual progress beyond our wildest imaginings. Just as the development of writing and the invention of the printing press profoundly changed our culture, television has set in motion a third communications revolution.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 62 halftones, bibliography
  • 0195098293
  • 9780195098297
  • 1,519,224

About Mitchell Stephens

Mitchell Stevens is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, New York University. His books include A History of the News, and Broadcast News. He has written on media and contemporary thought for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He lives in New York City.
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