Cover of Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwritgh's book Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. Cover contains authors and title in black text against a white background and several photos: one of a grey and blue swirling art work, and three of brown and white and gold architecture that is difficult to discern

Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture, 3rd ed.

Authors: Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright

Oxford University Press, 2017

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Practices of Looking bridges visual, communication, media, and cultural studies to investigate how images and the activity of looking carry meaning within and between different arenas in everyday life.

The third edition has been updated to represent the contemporary visual cultural landscape and includes topics like the increasingly rapid global circulation of media, the rise of design and DIY cultures, digital media art and activism, and challenges to photojournalism and news media.

*Book description from publisher

Marita Sturken wearing a red shirt and resting her chin on her hand

"My and Lisa Cartwright's co-authored project was a bit out of control when we started working with Ideas on Fire. We were worried about it being too long, too repetitive, and too wordy. Now our book is trimmer, more concise, and clearer."

Marita Sturken, co-author of Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture