The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations
Edited By Nora S. Vaage, Rasmus T. Slaattelid, Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen and Samantha L. Smith
Images Without Knowledge?
Just because signs and images can be found among the earliest traces of human culture (or even be identical with them due to the very nature of the trace as a visible marking), that does not mean they are limited elements of a primitive communication. On the contrary, many of the basic forms of decoration and design that appeared long before the advent of alphabets or elaborated sign systems have remained fundamental for the conception and communication of ideas and information, and they still serve this purpose in a powerful way that other means of expression and symbolisation can hardly fulfil.
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