Introducing Barthes: A Graphic Guide by Philip ThodyIntroducing Barthes: A Graphic Guide by Philip Thody

Introducing Barthes: A Graphic Guide

byPhilip ThodyIllustratorPiero

Paperback | June 3, 2011

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INTRODUCING guide to the cult author, semiologist and analyzer of advertising, Roland Barthes. Roland Barthes is best known as a semiologist, a student of the science of signs. This sees human beings primarily as communicating animals, and looks at the way they use language, clothes, gestures, hair styles, visual images, shapes and colour to convey to one another their tastes, their emotions, their ideal self-image and the values of their society. Introducing Barthes brilliantly elucidatesBarthes' application of these ideas to literature, popular culture, clothes and fashion, and explains why his thinking in this area made him a key figure in the structuralist movement of the 1960s. It goes on to describe how his later insistence on pleasure, the delights of sexual non-conformity, and the freedom of the reader to interpret literary texts in the light of ideologies such as existentialism, Marxism and Freudianism, as well as structuralism itself, continues to make him one of the most dynamic and challenging of modern writers. This is the perfect companion volume to Introducing Semiotics.
Philip Thody was Professor of French Literature at the University of Leeds until 1993. He is also the author of Introducing Sartre. He died in 1999. Piero is an illustrator, artist and graphic designer whose work has twice been included in the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated many INTRODUCING titles.
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Title:Introducing Barthes: A Graphic GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.61 × 4.65 × 0.43 inPublished:June 3, 2011Publisher:Icon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848312040

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