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The Age of the Image

The Age of the Image

Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens

Stephen Apkon; Foreword by Martin Scorsese

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ALL THE WORLD'S A SCREEN


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I AM HERE: A short film for The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon (foreword by Martin Scorsese)

In his new book The Age of the Image, Steve Apkon argues that it is time we understand why and how visual images are today's most powerful form of communication. This short film, created especially for the book, shows exactly how image, sound and story can be more effective than words alone.

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Praise for The Age of the Image

“This sumptuously detailed and profound new book should be required reading for anyone who thinks about how to effectively communicate in our new world of screens.” —Jonathan Demme

“[A] timely, acutely perceptive, and often impassioned book, which sets the rise of visual language in the context of the long history of communication.” —Simon Schama

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About the author

Stephen Apkon; Foreword by Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City and graduated from New York University with a degree in film. Widely considered one the best filmmakers in American history, his movies include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, After Hours, Cape Fear, and Gangs of New York.

Stephen Apkon

Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Martin Scorsese

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