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Annina Schneller

Many of the ways in which artifacts appear to or actually do affect us—as elegant, dynamic, comfortable, authentic—are based on the fact that they are designed objects. Design is an effect-oriented process that resorts to design rules linking formal aspects of designed artifacts to specific design effects. Design rhetoric tries to capture these links between design techniques and resulting effects. This article presents design-rhetorical methods of identifying design rules of intersubjective validity. The new approach, developed at Bern University of the Arts, combines rhetorical design analysis with practice-oriented design research, based on the creation and empirical testing of design variants in accordance with effect hypotheses.

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Mark McKinney, Jennifer Howell, Ross William Smith, and David Miranda Barreiro

story of a fictional child soldier in central Africa. Kelley's analysis of the representation of child trauma and post-traumatic stress in War Brothers highlights the artists’ ‘visual rhetoric’ (100). The next chapters widen the scope of this section

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Educational Film Studies

A Burgeoning Field of Research

Anne Bruch

Humanitarianism . 42 He traces the visual rhetoric of French colonial documentaries and shows how the media representation of the colonies was integral to French national identity. One aspect of Bloom’s research is the role of film in educational programs in both

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

, have been eliminated from the film, which is entirely traversed by a “visual rhetoric” and semiotic of silence, narrative discontinuity, ellipses, and intentionally unresolved ambiguity. In the aforementioned scene, whose action is supposed to be set in

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Monstrous Masses

The Human Body as Raw Material

John Marmysz

, Nostalgia and Objectification: Patriarchal Visual Rhetoric to Contain Women ” Visual Culture and Gender volume 8 : 28 – 45 . Carroll , Noël . 1990 . The Philosophy of Horror: Or Paradoxes of the Heart . New York : Routledge . Carroll , Noël

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“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

Clarke’s own words, the visual rhetoric of her scrapbooks remains, offering insights into how one woman received this propaganda. World War I occasioned the creation of the first federal propaganda office, the Committee on Public Information. During the

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A Resolute Display

Culture, Life and Intersectional Identity in Israeli Druze Photography

Lindsey Pullum

state formation and painful experience of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but this visual rhetoric does little to overturn political allegiances and show complexity of Israeli/Palestinian identity. I use the concept of expanded visibility to