The Naturalistic Enthymeme and Visual Argument: Photographic Representation in the 'Skull Controversy'

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Abstract

Analyzes the contexts of visual arguments. Historical context for New Deal photography and narrative of the skull controversy; How the development of a visual culture of realism enabled the presumption of the naturalistic enthymeme; How the naturalistic enthymeme operated in the public debate about Arthur Rothstein's photographs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
JournalArgumentation & Advocacy
Volume37
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Visual communication
  • Enthymeme (Logic)

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