ERIC Number: ED238417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Visualizing the Verbal and Verbalizing the Visual.
Braden, Roberts A.
This paper explores relationships of visual images to verbal elements, beginning with a discussion of visible language as represented by words printed on the page. The visual flexibility inherent in typography is discussed in terms of the appearance of the letters and the denotative and connotative meanings represented by type, typographical cuing, and selected printing conventions. It is noted that the intermixture of graphic elements with visible language makes possible a variety of verbally dominated graphics, and the better known forms of such graphics are charted, their functions noted, and references cited. Particular emphasis is given to examining outline graphics as an example of the diversity and power of verbally dominated graphics. Wileman's typology is used to provide a framework for viewing the relationships when the words are secondary to the visual. Following an examination of the relationships, a brief discussion emphasizes keeping words and images "together" as the key to any visual-verbal presentation, if it is to achieve visual-verbal symbiosis. Twenty-seven references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Outline Graphics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 1982). For a related document, see IR 010 935.