On Photography Book
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On Photography


  • Author : Susan Sontag
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 0795000502

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On Photography Excerpt :

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, "On Photography" first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as " a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous " In Plato' s Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching " Brief Anthology of Quotations."

On Photography Book

On Photography


  • Author : Susan Sontag
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:889842004

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On Photography Excerpt :

This is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

On Photography Book

On Photography


  • Author : Walter Benjamin
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780235615

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On Photography Excerpt :

Walter Benjamin’s 1931 essay “A Short History of Photography” is a landmark in the understanding and criticism of the medium, offering surprising new takes on such photographic pioneers as David Octavius Hill and Nicéphore Niépce and their aesthetic and technical achievements. On Photography presents a new translation of that essay along with a number of other writings by Benjamin, some of them presented in English for the first time. Translator and editor Esther Leslie sets Benjamin’s work in context with prefaces to each piece and contributes a substantial introduction that considers Benjamin’s engagement with photography in all its forms, including early commercial studio photography, the uses of photography in science, and much more.

On Photography Book
Score: 5
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On Photography


  • Author : Susan Sontag
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429957113

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On Photography Excerpt :

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

Photographers on Photography Book

Photographers on Photography


  • Author : Henry Carroll
  • Publisher : Laurence King
  • Release Date : 2022-02-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1786279150

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Photographers on Photography Excerpt :

Through a carefully curated selection of quotations, images and interviews, Photographers on Photography reveals what matters most to the masters. With enlightening text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you'll discover how the giants of the genres developed their distinctive visual styles, the core ideas that underpin their practice and, most importantly, what photography means to you.

The Social Photo Book
Score: 4
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The Social Photo


  • Author : Nathan Jurgenson
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786635464

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The Social Photo Excerpt :

A set of bold theoretical reflections on how the social photo has remade our world. With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens through which many of seek to communicate our experience. But our thinking about photography has been slow to catch-up; this major fixture of everyday life is still often treated in the terms of art or journalism. In The Social Photo, social theorist Nathan Jurgenson develops bold new ways of understanding photography in the age of social media and the new kinds of images that have emerged: the selfie, the faux-vintage photo, the self-destructing image, the food photo. Jurgenson shows how these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.

On Photography Book

On Photography


  • Author : Diarmuid Costello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351970846

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On Photography Excerpt :

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

On Photography Book

On Photography


  • Author : Diarmuid Costello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351970839

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On Photography Excerpt :

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

Susan Sontag s On Photography Book

Susan Sontag s On Photography


  • Author : Nico Epstein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429939884

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Susan Sontag s On Photography Excerpt :

Susan Sontag’s 1997 text, On Photography, brought photographic theory into the university classroom with its staunch defence of the medium as art and inspired a new wave of Marxist Criticism in the field. Sontag explains the way in which we are addicted to images and depend on them for knowledge of our surroundings and the problems and challenges this causes. Already an established academic figure, Sontag brought Walter Benjamin’s theories in into the academic mainstream. The book retains its relevance in the everyday world because of the applicability of its ideas to the world of digital photography.

Fifty Key Writers on Photography Book

Fifty Key Writers on Photography


  • Author : Mark Durden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135117344

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Fifty Key Writers on Photography 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.

Camera Lucida Book
Score: 3.5
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Camera Lucida


  • Author : Roland Barthes
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0374532338

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Camera Lucida 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.

A Treatise on Photography Book

A Treatise on Photography


  • Author : Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89057183121

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Click You      Your first book on Photography  Book

Click You Your first book on Photography


  • Author : Vishal Diwan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Click You Your first book on Photography Excerpt :

The purpose of this book is to be the first book for all D-SLR Photography beginners all over India and beyond. You may want to pursue Photography as a hobby or you want to earn your bread with Photography, this book is for you. The intention of the author is to share knowledge about Photography in the simplest terms possible. You can pick up the learning of few years in few months. Good news for people who want to make a career in photography or make a part time income doing Photography.

Illuminations Book

Illuminations


  • Author : Liz Heron
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-26
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000324686

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Illuminations Excerpt :

This selection of women's writings on photography proposes a new and different history, demonstrating the ways in which women's perspectives have advanced photographic criticism over 150 years, focusing it more deeply and, with the advent of feminist approaches, increasingly challenging its orthodoxies. Included in the book are Rosalind Krauss, Ingrid Sischy, Vicki Goldberg and Carol Squiers.

Since 1839 Book

Since 1839


  • Author : Clement Cheroux
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262045773

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Since 1839 Excerpt :

Essays on a range of photographic topics by the recently appointed Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at MoMA Since 1839... offers a selection of essays by the renowned photography historian Clément Chéroux. Appointed Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 2020,Chéroux takes on a variety of topics, from the history of vernacular photography to the influence of documentary photography on Surrealism. These texts, newly translated into English and published together in one volume for the first time, reflect the breadth of Chéroux’s thinking, the rigor of his approach, and his endless curiosity about photographs. In this strikingly designed and generously illustrated volume, Chéroux presents unique case studies and untold stories. He discusses ways of sharing images, from the nineteenth century to the digital age; considers the utopian ideals of early photography; and analyzes the duality of amateur photography. Among other things, he describes the appeal of photographs snapped from a speeding train and explains historical value of first-generation prints of photographs. Through an analysis of key photographs taken on 9/11, Chéroux shows that the same six images were seen again and again in the press. Widely ranging, erudite, and engaging, these essays present Chéroux's innovative investigations of the histories of photography.