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Editing the Image

Strategies in the Production and Reception of the Visual

edited by Mark Cheetham, Elizabeth Legge & Catherine M. Soussloff

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
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The editing process is a vital part of virtually every form of media. Primarily associated with texts and written language, editing is equally essential, if less examined, in regard to visual media. Editing the Image looks at the editing of visual media as both a series of technical exercises and as an allegory. It touches on concerns that are crucial to the history of art and visual culture, as well as those media and institutions that produce and disseminate the visual arts in our society.

Featuring contributors from a wide range of disciplines, Editing the Image considers editing in the context of academic journals, art-historical texts, illustrated books, museum displays, and exhibitions. It is an inclusive analysis of visual forms commonly associated with the process of editing - photography, film, and video - as well as some that are not intrinsically linked to editing - painting, sculpture, and architecture. In addition to wide-ranging academic considerations, this collection includes discussions of moving picture media and studio art by practitioners, giving the study a practical focus. For anyone who has considered the implications of the editorial process, this work will be of significant interest.

About the authors

Mark A. Cheetham is Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto. His most recent books include Abstract Art Against Autonomy: Infection, Resistance, and Cure Since the 60s and Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The “Englishness” of English Art Theory since the Eighteenth Century.

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Elizabeth Legge is an associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto.

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Catherine M. Soussloff is Presidential Chair and professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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