This week’s recommended reading – Daniel Chandler 2001 Semiotics: The Basics. Routledge – is also available online. The full book is available online but organised in a way that is different from the printed book. Thus to help you find the sections you need to read, I’m listing below the corresponding online sections. Just follow the links:
the etivity for week 2
Post 1 paragraph commenting on Chandler’s position towards semiotics, that writing is representation and that any notion of the ‘real’ is actively constructed within the text.
What are the strengths of this perspective when applied towards an understanding of visual art practices?
Give examples of 1 or 2 points from the author’s text that you find relevant.