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Book Camera Lucida

    Book Details:
  • Author : Roland Barthes
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1981
  • ISBN : 0374521344
  • Pages : 134 pages

Download or read book Camera Lucida written by Roland Barthes and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1981 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.

Book Photography Degree Zero

    Book Details:
  • Author : Geoffrey Batchen
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2011-09-30
  • ISBN : 0262516667
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Photography Degree Zero written by Geoffrey Batchen and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2011-09-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential guide to an essential book, this first anthology on Camera Lucida offers critical perspectives on Barthes's influential text. Roland Barthes's 1980 book Camera Lucida is perhaps the most influential book ever published on photography. The terms studium and punctum, coined by Barthes for two different ways of responding to photographs, are part of the standard lexicon for discussions of photography; Barthes's understanding of photographic time and the relationship he forges between photography and death have been invoked countless times in photographic discourse; and the current interest in vernacular photographs and the ubiquity of subjective, even novelistic, ways of writing about photography both owe something to Barthes. Photography Degree Zero, the first anthology of writings on Camera Lucida, goes beyond the usual critical orthodoxies to offer a range of perspectives on Barthes's important book. Photography Degree Zero (the title links Barthes's first book, Writing Degree Zero, to his last, Camera Lucida) includes essays written soon after Barthes's book appeared as well as more recent rereadings of it, some previously unpublished. The contributors' approaches range from psychoanalytical (in an essay drawing on the work of Lacan) to Buddhist (in an essay that compares the photographic flash to the mystic's light of revelation); they include a history of Barthes's writings on photography and an account of Camera Lucida and its reception; two views of the book through the lens of race; and a provocative essay by Michael Fried and two responses to it. The variety of perspectives included in Photography Degree Zero, and the focus on Camera Lucida in the context of photography rather than literature or philosophy, serve to reopen a vital conversation on Barthes's influential work.

Book Suspended Conversations

Download or read book Suspended Conversations written by Martha Langford and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2001 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Suspended Conversations Martha Langford breathes life into photographic albums. These travelogues, memoirs, thematic collections, and family sagas embody the intimate preoccupations of their compilers and the great events of a golden photographic age, 1860 to 1960. Langford also traces the influence of photograph albums on the installations, photo narratives, and photo sequences of contemporary artists. Whether dealing with art, museum archives, or the family heirloom, Suspended Conversations bring photography into the great conversation about how we remember our stories and send them into the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Book Camera Lucida

    Book Details:
  • Author : Roland Barthes
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1981
  • ISBN : 9780006540618
  • Pages : 119 pages

Download or read book Camera Lucida written by Roland Barthes and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all his works it is the most accessible in language and the most revealing about the author. And effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader.- Back cover.

Book Keeper of the Hearth

Download or read book Keeper of the Hearth written by Odette England and published by Schilt Publishing. This book was released on 2020 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lavish book marks the 40th anniversary of Barthes' renowned work Camera Lucida in 2020. Artist Odette England invited 199 of the world's best-known contemporary photographers, writers, critics, curators and art historians to contribute an image or text that reflects on Barthes' unpublished snapshot of his mother, aged five. This snapshot is known as the winter garden photograph. Barthes discusses it at length in Camera Lucida, but never reproduces it. It is one of the most famous unseen photographs in the world.

Book Michelet

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jules Michelet
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1992-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780520078260
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book Michelet written by Jules Michelet and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1992-01-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For students interested in historiography, Michelet is one of the earliest truly successful literary readings of an historical text. . . . For all of us who are interested in this field it is a classic."--Lionel Gossman, author of Between History and Literature

Book On Photography

Download or read book On Photography written by Susan Sontag and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Photography  A Very Short Introduction

Download or read book Photography A Very Short Introduction written by Steve Edwards and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2006-08-24 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context.

Book Touching Photographs

    Book Details:
  • Author : Margaret Olin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-05-21
  • ISBN : 0226626466
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Touching Photographs written by Margaret Olin and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2012-05-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Photography does more than simply represent the world. It acts in the world, connecting people to form relationships and shaping relationships to create communities. In this beautiful book, Margaret Olin explores photography’s ability to “touch” us through a series of essays that shed new light on photography’s role in the world. Olin investigates the publication of photographs in mass media and literature, the hanging of exhibitions, the posting of photocopied photographs of lost loved ones in public spaces, and the intense photographic activity of tourists at their destinations. She moves from intimate relationships between viewers and photographs to interactions around larger communities, analyzing how photography affects the way people handle cataclysmic events like 9/11. Along the way, she shows us James VanDerZee’s Harlem funeral portraits, dusts off Roland Barthes’s family album, takes us into Walker Evans and James Agee’s photo-text Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and logs onto online photo albums. With over one hundred illustrations, Touching Photographs is an insightful contribution to the theory of photography, visual studies, and art history.

Book Writing the Image After Roland Barthes

Download or read book Writing the Image After Roland Barthes written by Jean-Michel Rabate and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2012-05-23 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the final stages of his career, Roland Barthes abandoned his long-standing suspicion of photographic representation to write Camera Lucida, at once an elegy to his dead mother and a treatise on photography. In Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, Jean-Michel Rabaté and nineteen contributors examine the import of Barthes's shifting positions on photography and visual representation and the impact of his work on current developments in cultural studies and theories of the media and popular culture.

Book Uneventful

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jeff Gates
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-12
  • ISBN : 9781907697982
  • Pages : 26 pages

Download or read book Uneventful written by Jeff Gates and published by . This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2012, Facebook users added seven petabytes of images each month - 7,516,192,768 megabytes every four weeks. And the power of photographs to impact and move us diminishes as we are increasingly overwhelmed by the sheer number of images to which we are exposed. In this thought-provoking essay, author Jeff Gates examines how the nature of picture taking and picture making is changing, and explores how we interpret historic photographs in an environment in which sharing is starting to replace exhibiting. Jeff Gates taught college photography for 23 years before joining the Smithsonian, where he is Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Book Feeling Photography

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elspeth H. Brown
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2014-09-09
  • ISBN : 0822377314
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book Feeling Photography written by Elspeth H. Brown and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative collection demonstrates the profound effects of feeling on our experiences and understanding of photography. It includes essays on the tactile nature of photos, the relation of photography to sentiment and intimacy, and the ways that affect pervades the photographic archive. Concerns associated with the affective turn—intimacy, alterity, and ephemerality, as well as queerness, modernity, and loss—run through the essays. At the same time, the contributions are informed by developments in critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and feminist theory. As the contributors bring affect theory to bear on photography, some interpret the work of contemporary artists, such as Catherine Opie, Tammy Rae Carland, Christian Boltanski, Marcelo Brodsky, Zoe Leonard, and Rea Tajiri. Others look back, whether to the work of the American Pictorialist F. Holland Day or to the discontent masked by the smiles of black families posing for cartes de visite in a Kodak marketing campaign. With more than sixty photographs, including twenty in color, this collection changes how we see, think about, and feel photography, past and present. Contributors. Elizabeth Abel, Elspeth H. Brown, Kimberly Juanita Brown, Lisa Cartwright, Lily Cho, Ann Cvetkovich, David L. Eng, Marianne Hirsch, Thy Phu, Christopher Pinney, Marlis Schweitzer, Dana Seitler, Tanya Sheehan, Shawn Michelle Smith, Leo Spitzer, Diana Taylor

Book The Blind Photographer

Download or read book The Blind Photographer written by Julian Rothenstein and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The blind photographer cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a child's rattle on a darkened floor, but the mind's eye is sharply focused. How then, do blind or partially sighted people capture such extraordinary images? The photographs in this revelatory book suggest a deeper truth: that blindness is itself a kind of seeing, and that those who can see are often blind to the strangeness and beauty of the world around them. As the blind photographer Evgen Bavcar writes, "Photography must belong to the blind, who in their daily existence have learned to become the masters of camera obscura." Through the photographs of more than fifty blind or partially sighted people from around the world, this exhilarating book—the first to explore this phenomenon in all its vibrancy and diversity—will make you see differently.

Book The Winter Garden Photograph

Download or read book The Winter Garden Photograph written by Reina María Rodríguez and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A meditation on the power and limitations of images, 'The winter garden photograph' began as an homage to a magazine, 'The Courier', published by UNESCO. Reina María Rodríguez used the magazine's photographs of faraway places to spark an investigation of the mental landscapes comprising her own, [in] contemporary Havana. ... With the original Cuban edition of this book, Rodríguez won her second Casa de las Américas Prize for Poetry. This edition includes ... an interview with Rodríguez, conducted by Rosa Alcalá."--Publisher.

Book Camera Orientalis

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ali Behdad
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-08-12
  • ISBN : 022635640X
  • Pages : 229 pages

Download or read book Camera Orientalis written by Ali Behdad and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2016-08-12 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the time of its invention in 1839, photography had a crucial link to the Middle East. When Daguerre s invention was introduced, it was immediately hailed as a boon to Egyptologists and Orientalists wanting to document their archeological findings. The Middle East also beckoned European experimenters in this new medium for a simple technological reason: early photographs were more quickly and easily made in the intense light of the desert than in gloomy Paris or London. In Camera Orientalis, Ali Behdad examines the cultural and political implications of the emergence of photography in the Middle East. He shows that the camera proved useful to Orientalism, but so too was Orientalism useful to photographers, because it gave them a set of conventions by which to frame these exotic cultures in images for Western audiences. Behdad breaks with standard postcolonial approaches by showing that Orientalist photography was the product of contacts between the West and the East. Indeed, local photographers participated enthusiastically in exoticist representations of the region, adapting Orientalism to the taste of the local elite. Orientalist photography, we learn, was not a one-way street but rather the product of ideas and conventions that circulated between the West and the East."

Book Photography

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Bate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-25
  • ISBN : 1000211118
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Photography written by David Bate and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the study of photography, this second edition of Photography: The Key Concepts has been expanded and updated to cover more fully contemporary changes to photography. Photography is a part of everyday life; from news and advertisements, to data collection and surveillance, to the shaping of personal and social identity, we are constantly surrounded by the photographic image. Outlining an overview of photographic genres, David Bate explores how these varied practices can be coded and interpreted using key theoretical models. Building upon the genres included in the first edition – documentary, portraiture, landscape, still life, art and global photography – this second edition includes two new chapters on snapshots and the act of looking. The revised and expanded chapters are supported by over three times as many photographs as in the first edition, examining contemporary practices in more detail and equipping students with the analytical skills they need, both in their academic studies and in their own practical work.An indispensable guide to the field, Photography: The Key Concepts is core reading for all courses that consider the place of photography in society, within photographic practice, visual culture, art, media and cultural studies.

Book Criticizing Photographs

    Book Details:
  • Author : Terry Barrett, Professor
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2011-03-24
  • ISBN : 9780073526539
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Criticizing Photographs written by Terry Barrett, Professor and published by McGraw-Hill Education. This book was released on 2011-03-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development.