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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Cultural Cartography, Materiality and the Fashioning of Emotion
Cultural cartography, materiality and the fashioning of emotion
GiulianaBruno
Introduction

Giuliana Bruno is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She is author of Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (1992), Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (2002), and Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (2007), as well as numerous edited collections, articles, and catalogue essays. In this interview she speaks about her research and writing as it moves between visual, material, and spatial cultures. Here she concentrates on navigation–both thoughts as tools of navigation and how one navigates ones way through thought itself. In focusing on cultural memory, narrative, cartography, and the imagination–and in taking us from the mid-seventeenth century map of Madeleine de ...

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