Read and Download Roland Barthes book Camera Lucida in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCamera Lucida. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 144 pages. Book excerpt: A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography.
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Read and Download Roland Barthes book Camera Lucida in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCamera Lucida. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 144 pages. Book excerpt: Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind. He was grieving for his mother at the time of writing. Strikingly personal, yet one of the most important early academic works on photography, Camera Lucidaremains essential reading for anyone interested in the power of images. A special Vintage Design Edition, with wrap-around cover and stunning photography throughout the text. 'Effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader' Guardian
Read and Download Roland Barthes book Camera Lucida in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCamera Lucida. This book was released on 1981 with total page 119 pages. 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.
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Read and Download Rosalind E. Krauss book Das optische Unbewußte in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDas optische Unbewußte. This book was released on 2011 with total page 537 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Geoffrey Batchen book Photography Degree Zero in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPhotography Degree Zero. This book was released on 2009 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: Roland Barthes's 1980 book Camera Lucidais perhaps the most influential book ever published on photography. The terms studiumand 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 Lucidaand 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 Lucidain the context of photography rather than literature or philosophy, serve to reopen a vital conversation on Barthes's influential work. Contributors: Geoffrey Batchen, Victor Burgin, Eduardo Cadava, Paolo Cortes-Rocca, James Elkins, Michael Fried, Jane Gallop, Gordon Hughes, Margaret Iverson, Rosalind E. Krauss, Carol Mavor, Margaret Olin, Jay Prosser, Shawn Michelle Smith
Read and Download Karin Tilmans book Performing the Past in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPerforming the Past. This book was released on 2010 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: Karin Tilmans is an historian, and academic coordinator of the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute, Florence. Frank van Vree is an historian and professor of journalism at the University of Amsterdam. Jay M. Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale. --
Read and Download Jonathan Mathew Finn book Capturing the Criminal Image in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCapturing the Criminal Image. This book was released on 2009 with total page 189 pages. Book excerpt: This title traces how the act of representing and watching is central to modern law enforcement. Finn analyzes the development of police photography in the 19th century to foreground a critique of three identification practices that are fundamental to current police work.
Read and Download Roxana Marcoci book The Original Copy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Original Copy. This book was released on 2010 with total page 263 pages. Book excerpt: In exploring the intersection between photography and sculpture, The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today reveals how the one medium has been implicated in the analysis and creative redefinition of the other. When photography was introduced, in 1839, aesthetic experience was firmly rooted in Romanticist tenets of originality; in a radical way, the new invention brought into focus the critical role that the copy plays in art and in its perception. And even while the reproducibility of the photograph challenged the aura attributed to the original, it also reflected a very personal form of study and offered a model for dissemination that would transform the entire nature of art. Sculpture was among the first subjects to be treated in photography. There were many reasons for this, including the desire to document, collect, publicize, and circulate objects that were not always portable. Through crop, focus, angle of view, degree of close-up, and lighting, as well as through ex post facto techniques of dark room manipulation, collage, montage, and assemblage, photographers have not only interpreted sculpture but created stunning reinventions of it. Conceived by Roxana Marcoci, Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, The Original Copy is organized around ten conceptual modules and features more than 250 works by over 100 artists. Some, ranging from Eugene Atget and Walker Evans to David Goldblatt and Lee Friedlander, are best known as photographers; others, such as Auguste Rodin and Constantin Brancusi, are best known as sculptors; and others, ranging from Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Hannah Hoch and Claude Cahun, to contemporaries such as Fischli/Weiss, Bruce Nauman, and Rachel Harrison, are too various to categorize but exemplify how fruitfully and unpredictably photography and sculpture have combined.
Read and Download Damian Sutton book Photography, Cinema, Memory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPhotography, Cinema, Memory. This book was released on 2009 with total page 287 pages. Book excerpt: This is a philosophical investigation into the differing sensations of time in cinema and photography. Throughout the work, Sutton connects and grounds cinema and photography as starting points to comprehend how we come to terms, ultimately, with time itself as pure, immanent change.
Read and Download Marsha Bryant book Photo-textualities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPhoto-textualities. This book was released on 1996 with total page 180 pages. Book excerpt: "This anthology investigates books that juxtapose photographs and written language (photo-texts), considering a variety of examples from America, Britain, Canada, and France. Ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun to Michael Ondaatje's postmodern novel Coming Through Slaughter and Edward Said's postdocumentary After the Last Sky, the contributors' analyses address photo-textuality's implications for representation and its cultural contexts. A truly interdisciplinary collection, Photo-Textualities features contributors who work in literary studies (English, romance languages), as well as contributors who work in media studies (film, graphic arts)." "Photo-Textualities invigorates critical inquiry with its range of literary and photographic genres, including photo-texts that elude genre classification. Besides documentary and biography, nonfiction literary genres include autobiography and travelogue. The range of photographic genres extends to landscapes, portraiture, documentary, tourist snapshots, and media images, as well as to the standard photo-textual forms of published album and photo-essay."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Read and Download Mark Durden book Fifty Key Writers on Photography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFifty Key Writers on Photography. This book was released on 2013 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and examines the shifting perception of the medium over the course of its 170 year history. Key writers discussed include: Roland Barthes Susan Sontag Jacques Derrida Henri Cartier-Bresson Geoffrey Batchen Fully cross-referenced and in an A-Z format, this is an accessible and engaging introductory guide.
Read and Download David Bate book Photography after Postmodernism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPhotography after Postmodernism. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 198 pages. Book excerpt: In life after postmodernism our conception of photography is not the same as before. Photography After Postmodernism starts with this conception and explores what changes have affected photography, its relation to social life and our image-centred culture. Engaging with the visual environment and issues that have emerged in the postmodern world, David Bate introduces fresh approaches and analysis of photographs and their place within the aftermath of postmodernist thought. The book shows how photographs circulate in an 'image-world' beyond their art or media origins that deeply affects our sense of time and relation to memory. The role of archives, dreams, memories and time are deployed to develop and resituate arguments about photography made by Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida to further engage and understand our contemporary condition. By considering how ‘afterwardness’ is invoked in the developments of modern and contemporary photography, Bate demonstrates the complex ways in which photographic images resonate across public and private spaces, while carrying a slippage of meaning that is never quite fixed, yet always contingent and social. The approach shows how modernist photography was already invested in values that its discourse could not enunciate, which resonates with much contemporary photography today. Featuring a range of historical and contemporary images, the book offers detailed and innovative readings of specific photographs which open new avenues of thought for those studying and researching visual culture and photography.
Read and Download Shawn Michelle Smith book Photography and the Optical Unconscious in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPhotography and the Optical Unconscious. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 392 pages. Book excerpt: Photography is one of the principal filters through which we engage the world. The contributors to this volume focus on Walter Benjamin's concept of the optical unconscious to investigate how photography has shaped history, modernity, perception, lived experience, politics, race, and human agency. In essays that range from examinations of Benjamin's and Sigmund Freud's writings to the work of Kara Walker and Roland Barthes's famous Winter Garden photograph, the contributors explore what photography can teach us about the nature of the unconscious. They attend to side perceptions, develop latent images, discover things hidden in plain sight, focus on the disavowed, and perceive the slow. Of particular note are the ways race and colonialism have informed photography from its beginning. The volume also contains photographic portfolios by Zoe Leonard, Kelly Wood, and Kristan Horton, whose work speaks to the optical unconscious while demonstrating how photographs communicate on their own terms. The essays and portfolios in Photography and the Optical Unconscious create a collective and sustained assessment of Benjamin's influential concept, opening up new avenues for thinking about photography and the human psyche. Contributors. Mary Bergstein, Jonathan Fardy, Kristan Horton, Terri Kapsalis, Sarah Kofman, Elisabeth Lebovici, Zoe Leonard, Gabrielle Moser, Mignon Nixon, Thy Phu, Mark Reinhardt, Shawn Michelle Smith, Sharon Sliwinski, Laura Wexler, Kelly Wood, Andrés Mario Zervigón
Read and Download Maria Pia Di Bella book Representations of Pain in Art and Visual Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRepresentations of Pain in Art and Visual Culture. This book was released on 2013-06-26 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in contemporary images from Abu Ghraib. In the last forty years, the body in pain has also emerged as a recurring theme in performance art. Recently, authors such as Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, and Giorgio Agamben have written about these themes. The scholars in this volume add to the discussion, analyzing representations of pain in art and the media. Their essays are firmly anchored on consideration of the images, not on whatever actual pain the subjects suffered. At issue is representation, before and often apart from events in the world. Part One concerns practices in which the appearance of pain is understood as expressive. Topics discussed include the strange dynamics of faked pain and real pain, contemporary performance art, international photojournalism, surrealism, and Renaissance and Baroque art. Part Two concerns representations that cannot be readily assigned to that genealogy: the Chinese form of execution known as lingchi (popularly the "death of a thousand cuts"), whippings in the Belgian Congo, American lynching photographs, Boer War concentration camp photographs, and recent American capital punishment. These examples do not comprise a single alternate genealogy, but are united by the absence of an intention to represent pain. The book concludes with a roundtable discussion, where the authors discuss the ethical implications of viewing such images.
Read and Download Gerard Loughlin book Alien Sex in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAlien Sex. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: Gerard Loughlin is one of the leading theologians working at the interface between religion and contemporary culture. In this exceptional work, he uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays. Discusses various films, including the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth and Derek Jarman’s The Garden. Draws on a wide range of authors, both ancient and modern, religious and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to André Bazin and Leo Bersani. Uses cinema to think about the church as an ecclesiacinema, and films to think about sexual desire as erotic dispossession, as a way into the life of God. Written from a radically orthodox Christian perspective, at once both Catholic and critical.
Read and Download Elspeth H. Brown book Feeling Photography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFeeling Photography. This book was released on 2014-03-12 with total page 408 pages. 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