Meaning of Photography

ISBN-10: 0300121504
ISBN-13: 9780300121506
Edition: 2008
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Description: Sinc Photographs by Sharon Harper, Lilla LoCurto/Bill Outcault, and Fiona Tan nbsp; Additional contributions by Lars Kiel Bertelsen, José Falconi, Anne McCauley, Vik Muniz, Jorge Ribalta, John Roberts, Eric Rosenberg, Eric C. Shiner, and Bernd  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Sinc Photographs by Sharon Harper, Lilla LoCurto/Bill Outcault, and Fiona Tan nbsp; Additional contributions by Lars Kiel Bertelsen, José Falconi, Anne McCauley, Vik Muniz, Jorge Ribalta, John Roberts, Eric Rosenberg, Eric C. Shiner, and Bernd Stiegler nbsp; nbsp; How can we write the histories of photography? How should art history and visual studies integrate the special technical and aesthetic challenges posed by the medium and respond to the intense interest it has provoked in the art world in recent years? In this timely volume, more than twenty leading scholars discuss the discipline, practice, historiography, and study of photography, from William Henry Fox Talbot to Louise Lawler, and reflect on the status of photography today. In addition, the book features works by important contemporary artists that probe and illustrate these same issues, together offering new perspectives on the field and what photography means to us in the early 21st century.

Robin Kelsey is Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography at Harvard University.

Blake Stimson is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (2004), and coeditor (with Alexander Alberro) of Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (2000), both published by the MIT Press.

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Moon Studies and Star Scratches
The History of Photography at Issue
Peter Henry Emerson: The Mechanics of Seeing
Camera Lucida: Another Little History of Photography
The Hashem el Madani Project
Photography as Totality
A Photograph Is Never Alone
In the Valley of the Blind
Two Double Negatives
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Overexposure: Thoughts on the Triumph of Photography
On the Ruins of Photographic Culture: The Politics of Photographic Form Today
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Photography Is Over, If You Want It
Photography as the Medium of Reflection
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