Monday, 23 June 2008

New book debates art education around the world

The 2006 InSEA conference’s aim was to facilitate debate in higher art-education on an international and multicultural basis. With global contributions, International Dialogues about Visual Culture, Education and Art reflects this aim, discussing themes in higher art-education in order to help solve global issues surrounding the subject. This diverse collection focuses on international themes in art education, ranging from discussions of educational policy and art theory to art projects based on international political issues. This political aspect of art education illustrated through community projects offers the volume to a wide audience, from art educators to scholars to those interested in the relationship between politics and art. International Dialogues about Visual Culture, Education and Art engages with new, often unheard voices, offering a representative discussion of global art-education issues.

Title Info
International Dialogues abut Visual Culture, Education and Art
Editors: Rachel Mason and Teresa Eça
ISBN: 9781841501673
Paperback 256 pages 230x174mm
Published: 01 June 08
Price: £19.95 / $40.00

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Monday, 16 June 2008

Full Backlist Catalogue

We now have a complete list of all our available book titles all in one place – our full backlist catalogue!

Our ongoing commitment is to publish in new and emerging academic subject areas related to popular culture. We publish approximately 35 books and 46 journals a year in creative media. Topics range from film studies, theatre and performance, music, television, art and design, education, language, gender study and international culture. This catalogue details all of our available titles published from 1987 to 2008 and features a selection of our books from each subject area.

Follow the link below to download the backlist catalogue as a PDF document:

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New book surveys fifty years of design and looks to the future of the industry

In The Designer, Rosemary Sassoon surveys fifty years of change in the world of design, evaluating the skills that have been lost, how new techniques affect everyday work, and how training methods prepare students for employment. This indispensable volume reveals how design is both an art and a skill – one with a rich past and momentous relevance for the future. Sassoon provides a fascinating account of her own career from her beginnings at art school and an apprenticeship, with accounts of long-forgotten techniques of the art. This is an important study of design as an art and a skill – a practical tool with a rich past and relevance for the future.

The Designer
demonstrates how flexible attitudes and several lines of expertise work well in an ever-changing world. The book also includes contributions from eminent professionals in the field, focusing on the present and future roles designers play in society. Weaving together biography and career advice, theory and practice, The Designer provides a unique history of the art form and looks ahead to an age of ever-changing attitudes to drawing, aesthetics, and artistic practice.

Title Info: The Designer: Half a Century of Change in Image, Training, and Techniques
Author: Rosemary Sassoon
ISBN: 9781841501956
Paperback: 230x174mm
Price: £14.95 / $30

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Friday, 13 June 2008

July conferences!

Upcoming conferences we are attending this July:
MeCCSA Postgraduate conference

Intellect will be in attendance at the 5th Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Postgraduate Network conference. The conference is an opportunity for postgraduates to showcase their own research and discuss these ideas in an intellectual environment. Intellect’s presence at the event will be a brilliant opportunity for postgraduates and other academics to find out what Intellect has to offer!
To find out more visit the MeCCSA website:
The conference takes place from Tuesday 1st July to Wednesday 2nd of July 2008 and will be held at The University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

Screen Studies Conference
Following the MeCCSA conference Intellect will be hotfooting it to Glasgow for the Screen Studies Conference taking place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of July 2008. Screen journal organize the conference as a forum for debate on areas of cinematic and televisual interest. The theme for the 17th international conference will be ‘Sound and Music in Film, TV and Video’ and keynote speakers include: Claudia Gorbmann, Stan Link and Will Straw. For more information on this exciting conference, visit the website:
The event is being held at The Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Read more with Intellect – view Reclaiming the Media absolutely free on!

Every chapter of Volume 3 in the ECREA book series, Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles, edited by Bart Cammaerts and Nico Carpentier, is now available to download as a PDF. file free from our website.

To read the chapters follow the link:

Scroll down to the book chapters and click on a chapter title.

About the book:
At the beginning of the 21st century, it hardly goes uncontested anymore that media organisations play an important role in democracy. The main questions have now become whether the contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to our democracies, how their democratic investment can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded. Reclaiming the Media aims to look at four thematic areas that structure the opportunities for democratising (media) democracy. A first section is devoted to citizenship and the public spheres, giving special attention to the general theme of communication rights. The second section elaborates further on a notion central to communication rights, namely that of participation. The third section returns to the traditional representational role in relation to democracy and citizenship, scrutinizing and criticizing the democratic efforts of contemporary journalism. The fourth moves outside of the (traditional) media system, and deals with the diversity of media and communication strategies of activists.

Praise for the volume:
"The approach is both relevant and rich in lessons [...] a useful overview that provides a great deal of food for thought." – Gilles Le Blanc, Communication and Strategies

"The collection presented here is a highly readable, multifaceted update on the fundamental relationship between media, democracy and civil rights" – Marian T. Adolf in The Journal of International Communication.

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Monday, 9 June 2008

ICA Conference

Intellect recently attended the 58th International Communication Association (ICA) conference, held in Montreal, Canada over 22-26th May 2008. The conference was based around the theme of ‘communicating for social impact’, and proved a great opportunity for Intellect to exhibit our ever-growing list of media and culture books and journals. Here is a photo of the Intellect booth in the exhibit hall at the conference centre, Le Centre Sheraton – look out for our stand at future events! – and a shot of the glorious Montreal skyline.

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Monday, 2 June 2008

YouTube Interview with Gabriel Solomons

We've conducted an in-depth interview with our designer, Gabriel Solomons, and posted it on YouTube!

Take a look at the video of Gabriel talking about his career as a designer and his thoughts on teaching graphic design. We ask him about his childhood inspiration drawn from comic books, as well as Intellect's visual and artistic future. A selection of his striking designs at Intellect are also included at the end.

See the short film in full here:

You can also find it on YouTube by following this link:

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