Buy Decoding Advertisements: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising (Open Forum S.) Reissue by Judith Williamson (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s . Judith Williamson. · Rating details · ratings · 5 reviews. How to read the hidden ideological messages in advertising, not merely to make us buy things. Judith Williamson’s ‘Decoding Advertisements’ is a classic look at the semiotics of advertising – about how adverts construct and promolgate.

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View all 3 comments. Yes it is all very obvious in a way, once you begin to know how to look consciously at ads. And always position your phallic objects thusly Trivia About Decoding Advertis Its ideological function, however, is to involve us as ‘individuals’ in perpetuating the ideas which endorse the economic basis of our society.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I was reminded of when Winston was told by Big Brother, “We shall make you empty and fill you with ourselves. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Oct 12, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe it is just due to lack of space, maybe it’s her wish to focus on illustrating just one main principle at a time, maybe it is simple prudishness?

Stuart Hood This book sets out not simply to criticize advertisements on the grounds of dishonesty and exploitation, but to examine in detail, through over a hundred illustrations, their undoubted attractiveness and appeal. It is a pleasure to witness and, although this book is getting on — it was first published in — like the other books mentioned above, it still has so much to offer in helping to understand williamsn.


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It is a advertosements where cows sort of smile in giving up their milk, it is the sort of place where birds help to comb the hair of young women who have just washed their hair under a waterfall.

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This is especially true in chapter 7 Time: Get to Know Us. The point is that humans like to produce things — but the actual process of production is increasingly closed to us.

For example in her very first ad of Chapter 1, A2, she gives a great analysis of the use of color and space in the scene, but totally omits to comment that the woman’s legs only hers are opened and she not the man is holding her long tall drink between them. I can’t recommend this book high enough.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Or maybe people just like to look at a nice picture of a jetty in the sea. Whatever the reason, she misses A LOT of nasty stuff in her ad samples, and it is mostly sex stuff she’s omitting. In the picture the jetty actually encloses the car, protectively surrounding it with solidity in the middle of dangerous water: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Page We need a way of looking at ourselves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But what I really want to know is, apart from Williamson’s type of ‘outsider’ purely academic analysis, how explicitly are students of marketing and advertising, who end up as professional creating this stuff, taught how to use these precise languages of form and text and so on, that enable them to bore a chunnel right into the base of your brain?


But the paradox is that none of these things are ever consummated. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Decoding Advertisements : Ideology and Meaning in Advertising

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Is that happening, in some lecture room? Pippa Adler rated it really liked it Mar 19, Nina rated it really liked it May 02, The point of capitalism is to bring the division of labour to its highest possible point. Well, it could be true, maybe. And an actual absence in an ad, as in a verbal puzzle like crossword clues always implies that something should be there, in other words that something is meant.

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English Choose a language for shopping. I was desperately looking for books that helped me understand what advertising is doing to us, and how. Vanya rated it really liked it Jun 20, Jude Brigley rated it it was amazing Mar 06,