This book, which is aimed at post and undergraduate students alike is another 'introduction to’ however this one is more broadly looking at 'visual culture’ as appose to focusing on a specific area. This means I couldn’t use it to solely for under pinning any of my objectives, but it has helped me in clarifying some of my points. It has a great section where it spells out the difference between Peirce and Saussure
'Peirce’s terms are more useful to Visual Culture studies than Saussure’s because they explain visual images better. A footprint in the sand is an example of an indexical sign, so is the trace left by a pen or brush on a flat surface’ (Walker and Chaplin, 1997)’
Gillian Rose does go into the same argument in a lot more detail which is great, but walker and chaplins book has been brilliant for reaffirming and corroborating arguments I have come across.
I have also found its section on intertextuality very useful. Rose (2011) does not go into that much detail about it in her book so it’s been great to pin down what the correct meaning is.
Rose, G. (2011) Visual methodologies: An introduction to researching with visual materials. 3rd edn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Walker, J.A. and Chaplin, S. (1997) Visual culture: An introduction. 5th edn. Manchester, UK: Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave.