By David Novitz
Ours is the age of the image. photographs abound in our newspapers and magazines, in storybooks and at the sleek pages of guideline manuals. we discover them on billboards and postage stamps, at the tv display and within the cinema. And in all of those instances photos tell us: they clarify, they make clear, they elucidate - and every now and then, too, they entertain and pleasure us. pictures at the tv monitor have all yet changed the broadcast observe as a resource of data in regards to the global; and these days, too, photo books and comedian strips are consulted even more comfortably, and with less highbrow attempt, than the broadcast note. There should be no doubt yet that photos have come to play a vital position in communique. It moves me as strange that, in what's not anything below a visible age, philosophers have had so little to claim concerning the visible photo and its use in communique. hardly ever whatever has been performed to give an explanation for the way photos are used to notify us; the best way they effect our considering, our attitudes and our notion of the realm. My goal during this paintings is to fill this hole, and in so doing to supply a plausible account of pictorial communication.