Gunther Kress

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Gunther Rolf Kress MBE (born 26 November 1940) is Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media Within the Institute of Education of University College London, University of London.

Kress was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to scholarship.[1] On 30 January 2015 Kress received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden.[2]


  • Kress, Gunther R. (1997). Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-13804-3.
  • Kress, Gunther R. (2003). Literacy in the New Media Age. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-25356-X.
  • Kress, Gunther R.; Van Leeuwen, Theo (2006). Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-31915-3.

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