No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy

Paperback | May 30, 2011

byRobert Hariman

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In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites provide the definitive study of the iconic photograph as a dynamic form of public art. Their critical analyses of nine individual icons explore the photographs themselves and their subsequent circulation through an astonishing array of media, including stamps, posters, billboards, editorial cartoons, TV shows, Web pages, tattoos, and more. Iconic images are revealed as models of visual eloquence, signposts for collective memory, means of persuasion across the political spectrum, and a crucial resource for critical reflection.
Arguing against the conventional belief that visual images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique, Hariman and Lucaites make a bold case for the value of visual imagery in a liberal-democratic society. No Caption Needed is a compelling demonstration of photojournalism’s vital contribution to public life.

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In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites provide the definitive study of the iconic photograph as a dynamic form of public art. Their critical analyses of nine individual icons explore the photographs themselves and their subsequent circulation through an astonishing array of media, including stamps, posters, billbo...

Robert Hariman is professor of communication at Northwestern University and the author of Political Style: The Artistry of Power. John Louis Lucaites is professor of communication and culture at Indiana University. He is coauthor of Crafting Equality: America’s Anglo-African Word.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:May 30, 2011Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226316122

ISBN - 13:9780226316123

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1
INTRODUCTION

2
PUBLIC CULTURE, ICONS, AND ICONOCLASTS

3
THE BORDERS OF THE GENRE
Migrant Mother and the Times Square Kiss

4
PERFORMING CIVIC IDENTITY
Flag Raisings at Iwo Jima and Ground Zero

5
DISSENT AND EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT
Kent State

6
TRAUMA AND PUBLIC MEMORY
Accidental Napalm

7
LIBERAL REPRESENTATION AND GLOBAL ORDER
Tiananmen Square

8
RITUALIZING MODERNITY’S GAMBLE
The Hindenburg and Challenger Explosions

9
CONCLUSION
Visual Democracy

NOTES
INDEX