Knowledge is not sight unseen - if you're going to learn, it's going to be visually. That's the bottom-line message of the acclaimed book Visual Literacy, written by one of the world's best-known experts in the field, Dr. Lynell Burmark. Among the many qualities that distinguish this book is the pleasing accessibility of the writing; no long pages of stultifying gray text here, for Dr. Burmark models her message magnificently. There are over 180 stunning illustrative images in the book (which makes the online edition especially appealing, since you see the images in their full-color, original splendor). But while Visual Literacy is eminently easy to follow, don't mistake that for a gloss-over of the subject. There isn't a more thorough and comprehensive treatment of the power of images anywhere to be found. Colleges and universities around the country have adopted Visual Literacy as a textbook for their courses, and K-12 teachers are using it both with students and to study for teacher certification examinations. Business and industry are also putting the practical tips to work in their publications and presentations. The online edition is newly expanded, without losing any of the original print content. This is a landmark in the field of visual learning, helping us understand why we find images so powerful, in and out of the classroom. In this practical work, Dr. Burmark provides guidance on many topics, including: A definition and history of visual literacy; Uses and impact of different typefaces and fonts; Meaning and effects of color; Enriching the classroom and classroom activities with visuals; A new approach to presentations; Wonders of the digital playground. Come enjoy the experience as Visual Literacy invites you to flourish in a richly visual world!
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