The emergence of new media has stimulated debate about the power of the visual to dethrone the cultural prominence of textuality and print some scholars celebrate the proliferation of digital images arguing that it suggests a return to a pictorial age when knowledge was communicated through images as well as through words. Eloquent images word and image in the age of new media the mit press mary e hocks michelle r kendrick on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the emergence of new media has stimulated debate about the power of the visual to dethrone the cultural prominence of textuality and print. Eloquent images seeks to understand if new media digital media should be understood as a pastiche of existing forms of inquiry and communication or if new media digital media represents a paradigm shift that necessitates new methods of inquiry and understanding hocks and kendrick 2. Eloquent images suggests that these debates misunderstand the dynamic interplay that has always existed between word and image arguing that the complex relationship between text and image in new media does not represent a radical rupture from the past the book examines rhetorical and cultural uses of word and image both historically and
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