The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts for International Students in Art, Media and Design
This welcome new resource for international students in art, design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminology they must master in order to fulfill their academic potential and enrich their professional careers. Offers a much-requested new resource that fills a gap in the academic market Tailored specifically to the needs of international students in art, design, and media Color-coded key words and phrases for quick reference Includes sections on study skills, academic expectations in Western institutions, methodologies, and important theorists An ideal handbook for curators and gallery staff everywhere for whom English is a non-native language
Acknowledgements x Preface xi I KEY WORDS AND PHRASES IN ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA 1 Part A glossary 2 Part B Useful educational terms 83 Part C Verb list 90 Making behaviour 90 Creative behaviour 92 Complex, logical and judgemental behaviour 93 Study behaviour 94 II ILLUSTRATED ART OBJECTS 95 III STUDY SKILLS 113 Part A Defining principles 114 The Western educational style 114 Convergent and divergent thinking 115 Part B Study skills in art, media and design 117 What are BA honours, MA and PhD degrees? 117 What is practice-based postgraduate research? 119 Learning goals in art, media and design courses 120 Learning outcomes 121 IV METHODOLOGIES AND CULTURAL CONTEXT 125 Part A Some historical background 126 Part B Thinking about world-views 134 Creating your own world-view 136 Part C Methodological approaches in art, media and design 141 Historical background 141 Modernism 143 Postmodernism 147 V AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY THINKERS AND CONCEPTS IN ART, MEDIA AND DESIGN 151 Part A Background 156 1. Sociology 157 2. Psychology 159 3. Phenomenology 162 4. Philosophy of language 166 5. Marxism 169 6. Vitalism 172 Part B Contemporary thinkers and concepts 175 1. Structuralism 180 2. Hermeneutics 181 3. Pragmatism 183 4. Poststructuralism 185 5. Post-Marxism 189 6. Gender studies 199 7. Postcolonial theory 201 8. Postmodern vitalist theory 204 9. Technology, media and postmodernity 209 10. Posthumanism and cyberculture 215 VI OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION 221 Part A Graphics 222 Galleries and museums 222 Artists’ materials, book and computer shops 223 Art and design awards 223 Magazines, websites and blogs 224 Designers and agencies 224 Part B Fine art 227 Art shops and bookshops in london 227 Art and design awards 227 Magazines, websites and blogs 228 Studios 228 Artists 228 VII SUGGESTED GENERAL READING 231 General surveys 232 Key texts 232 Modern art 233 Contemporary art 235 New media 238 Global art 238 Design 239 Index 240
“This book will be useful to introduce the students to the keywords and concepts of art. It will be most useful as a supplementary textbook.” (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2015)
Annie Makhoul is head of the Department for International Studies at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Dr. Makhoul has been working with international students, particularly from Asia, for a decade and is responsible for the development of Winchester School of Art’s international program. Simon Morley is Visiting Fellow in the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, and Assistant Professor at Dankook University, South Korea. A former Course Leader of the MA in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, and lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute, Dr. Morley is a celebrated artist, writer, and lecturer who has exhibited his work internationally and is the author of Writing on the Wall: Word and Image in Modern Art (2003), and editor of The Sublime: Documents in Contemporary Art (2010). His writings and reviews have appeared in such publications as Third Text, Art Monthly, Tate Magazine, and The Independent on Sunday.
This comprehensive new guide offers the growing numbers of international students undertaking courses in art and design help with the subject’s English-language lexicon. Drawing on the authors’ long experience of teaching and working with international students, this guide has been tailored specifically to their needs and features clear explanations of the specialist vocabulary in art and design that they must master if they are to fulfil their academic potential. Color-coded for ease of reference, the guide also covers art history and theory, and includes details on the pedagogy and academic requirements and methodologies of art and design courses in the West. A further section on academic resources includes an exhaustive list of publications, journals, websites, and galleries. As well as offering a vital, much-requested fresh resource for students for whom English is a non-native language, this new publication is an ideal handbook for curators and professionals working in galleries and art museums who wish to familiarize themselves with English-language phraseology in art, design, and media.
“With the increasing globalization of artistic discourses and the corresponding need to translate ideas and practices in diverse cultural contexts, this guide will be an extremely valuable resource.” Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan
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