Book: Nützliche Bilder

April 1, 2014

The nonfiction book Nützliche Bilder (Useful Images, Lit Verlag, Münster 2015) addresses visualizations that in certain ways are perceived as true. Author Rolf F. Nohr, a professor of media aesthetics, analyzes the open corpus of images and examines operations that make images become “useful”. Evidence theory, collective symbol analyzation, image and media sciences, the visual culture debate, cognitive science, and stereotype research form the book’s framework. One chapter of the publication looks at Fritz Kahn and Otto Neurath as pioneers of image and scientific didactics.

Nützliche Bilder (publisher’s website in German)