Roland Barthes
Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2001, 1978: originally published (in French), English
Design, General
ISBN: 9780374521363

Roland Barthes's semiological analysis (the study of signs) applied to film and photography and to the relationship between images and sound.

On 2 book lists
Alexa Hampton

As a film lover, as well as book lover, I love art criticism that focuses on semiology.

Ellen Lupton

The essays collected in this book shook my intellectual world when I first read them in college, and I continue today to force these texts upon my graduate students, who don’t always have the patience to wade through Barthes’s dense style. The reward is there for the patient. (If only the French had read Strunk and White.)

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