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The Resource Picture perfect : the art and artifice of public image making, Kiku Adatto

Picture perfect : the art and artifice of public image making, Kiku Adatto

Label
Picture perfect : the art and artifice of public image making
Title
Picture perfect
Title remainder
the art and artifice of public image making
Statement of responsibility
Kiku Adatto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When the photograph was invented, it was celebrated for its realism. Now we are aware as never before that pictures can deceive. Talk of "photo opportunities," "sound bites," and "spin control" has become standard fare in the media and part of our everyday discourse. But has our growing awareness that pictures can be fabricated enabled us to see through the artifice of professional image makers? In this important book, Kiku Adatto concludes that, in spite of our growing sophistication, we continue to be moved by the pictures we see on television, in movies, and in photographs because they tap into ideals and myths still alive in our culture." "Based on hundreds of network newscasts and on interviews with reporters such as Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and Ted Koppel, as well as with political consultants such as Roger Ailes and Frank Shakespeare, Picture Perfect shows how the media find themselves in the paradoxical role of getting the best possible picture, even if this makes them accomplices in artifice, and then puncturing the picture to reveal the image as an image. The result is even more exposure for these contrivances. Picture Perfect traces the rise of our image-conscious sensibility beyond politics to art, popular culture, and social criticism, beginning with the invention of the photograph itself. With examples ranging from the Reagan presidency to Andy Warhol's hyperrealistic pop art to Oliver Stone's film JFK, Adatto documents the blurring of the boundaries between event and image, and the consequences for our understanding of ourselves."--Jacket
  • "When the photograph was invented, it was celebrated for its realism. Now we are aware as never before that pictures can deceive. Talk of "photo opportunities," "sound bites," and "spin control" has become standard fare in the media and part of our everyday discourse. But has our growing awareness that pictures can be fabricated enabled us to see through the artifice of professional image makers? In this important book, Kiku Adatto concludes that, in spite of our growing sophistication, we continue to be moved by the pictures we see on television, in movies, and in photographs because they tap into ideals and myths still alive in our culture." "Based on hundreds of network newscasts and on interviews with reporters such as Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and Ted Koppel, as well as with political consultants such as Roger Ailes and Frank Shakespeare, Picture Perfect shows how the media find themselves in the paradoxical role of getting the best possible picture, even if this makes them accomplices in artifice, and then puncturing the picture to reveal the image as an image. The result is even more exposure for these contrivances. Picture Perfect traces the rise of our image-conscious sensibility beyond politics to art, popular culture, and social criticism, beginning with the invention of the photograph itself. With examples ranging from the Reagan presidency to Andy Warhol's hyperrealistic pop art to Oliver Stone's film JFK, Adatto documents the blurring of the boundaries between event and image, and the consequences for our understanding of ourselves."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Adatto, Kiku
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • Television in politics
Label
Picture perfect : the art and artifice of public image making, Kiku Adatto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Picture Perfect -- 2. The Rise of Image-Conscious Television Coverage -- 3. Contesting Control of the Picture -- 4. Exposed Images: Image-Consciousness in Art Photography and Popular Culture -- 5. Mythic Pictures: The Maverick Hero in American Movies
Control code
27108591
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780465080878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1517939
Label
Picture perfect : the art and artifice of public image making, Kiku Adatto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Picture Perfect -- 2. The Rise of Image-Conscious Television Coverage -- 3. Contesting Control of the Picture -- 4. Exposed Images: Image-Consciousness in Art Photography and Popular Culture -- 5. Mythic Pictures: The Maverick Hero in American Movies
Control code
27108591
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780465080878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1517939

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