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Image-Music-Text Paperback – July 1, 1978
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A series of essays about the composition of images (aural, textual, and visual). A good collection for people interested in his thoughts on cinema and structuralist treatment of visual form. I'm a long way from my university infatuation with semiotics, but I still find this thought-provoking to return to and an ongoing pleasure to read.
He uses a term - censorship through repletion - that I have never encountered elsewhere. I understand this to mean that there is so much worthless discourse that information has no audience. I find this an apt term for present US media. Our world is falling apart and the news is about Game of Thrones. The sea is rising and we worry about whether a favorite TV show will be canceled or which new toy is better, the a-phone or the b-phone.
I prefer reading old books to new. Somehow Barthes seems like an old-timer in this equation. He's part of the tradition of making real points although he's not that ancient.
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It's Barthes. What more can I say? "The Grain of the Voice" is an especially interesting essay. If you liked "Mythologies," you will probably like this too.Published on August 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
i bought this book as part of classic textbooks in semiotics studies. thin book, but basic ideas of semiotics, linguistics, and literature critique theories, by barthes.Published on October 10, 2012 by b
Un clasico, muy bien editado. Un precio muy bueno, para la calidad de su contenido. Para quien no conoce a Barthes, esta seria una buena introducción a su trabajo.Published on September 16, 2011 by A. Ponce De Calero
Its excellent, i love it, but try interpreting this in the practical middle brow range of actually doing something with it. Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Brian Wyse
Heath selected well for this volume, the essays flow well into one another and it proves to be quick reading.
"Ethnocentric" in the other review is laughable. Read more