Carolyn M Bloomer, Ph.D.

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Selected Works

Visual Perception
PRINCIPLES OF VISUAL PERCEPTION, 2nd revised edition
Relates everyday visual experience to psychology, culture, and art.
"What Makes Us Look?"
Basic principles of visual perception for graphic designers.
Information Design
"Cultural Modes of Information Perception: China and Japan"
Ways in which viewers read design elements and text are not universal, but involve crucial cultural differences in perception and cognition.
Chinese Film
CHINA THROUGH FILM: A Guide for American Viewers
While Chinese movies reflect specific cultural histories, their meanings are variously constructed by different audiences. Book mss in progress.
1930s Shanghai
THE NEW CHINESE WOMAN: CALENDAR POSTERS IN 1930s SHANGHAI
Behind this highly collectible genre lies a fascinating historical study.
Music Video
FROM BEIJING TO SHANGHAI BY TRAIN, Summer 2000 铁路风景:从北京到上海 2000 年下
Footage shot from train window accompanied by Chinese-jazz fusion erhu music.
U.S.-China Cultural Exchange
Behind China's Great Wall
PBS/WEDU documentary of American cultural exchange delegation to Guizhou Province, China.
Chinese Economy
CHINESE NEW YEAR'S PICTURES AND THE EMERGING MARKET ECONOMY
Consumer-oriented values gradually replace traditional symbols in popular art.
Subliminal Racism
"Skin Color, Ethnicity, and Graphic Infrastructure in Mass-media Images"
How attitudes toward people of color are reinforced in journalistic and advertising images.
Color and Culture
"Peace, Ghosts, and Innocence"
How color symbolism varies across cultures.
Graphic Design
"The Multicultural Designer"
Developing literacy for designing across cultures.
Visual Communication
"Tweaking the Envelope"
A new look at models of communication for graphic designers.

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