Criticizing Photographs An Introduction to Understanding Images

ISBN-10: 0767411862
ISBN-13: 9780767411868
Edition: 3rd 2000
Authors: Terry Barrett
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List price: $36.88
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
About Art Criticismp. 1
Defining Criticismp. 2
Sources of Criticismp. 4
Kinds of Criticismp. 5
The Backgrounds of Criticsp. 7
Stances Toward Criticismp. 8
Relations Between Critics and Artistsp. 10
Criticizing Criticismp. 11
The Value of Criticismp. 13
Describing Photographsp. 15
Defining Descriptionp. 15
Descriptions of Avedon's "In the American West"p. 16
Describing Subject Matterp. 20
Describing Formp. 26
Describing Mediump. 28
Describing Stylep. 31
Comparing and Contrastingp. 31
Internal and External Sources of Informationp. 32
Description and Interpretationp. 34
Description and Evaluationp. 34
The Importance of Description to Readersp. 35
Interpreting Photographsp. 36
Defining Interpretationp. 37
The Objects of Interpretationsp. 39
Interpretive Claims and Argumentsp. 41
Interpretive Perspectivesp. 42
Three Interpretations of Eleanorp. 42
Other Interpretive Strategiesp. 45
Combinations of Interpretive Approachesp. 48
"Right" Interpretationsp. 48
Interpretations and the Artist's Intentp. 50
Interpretations and Feelingsp. 51
Interpretation, Meaning, and Personal Significancep. 52
The Community of Interpretersp. 52
Types of Photographsp. 53
Categories of Photographsp. 54
New Categoriesp. 56
Descriptive Photographsp. 58
Fxplanatory Photographsp. 61
Interpretive Photographsp. 70
Ethically Evaluative Photographsp. 76
Aesthetically Evaluative Photographsp. 82
Theoretical Photographsp. 91
Photographs and Contextsp. 96
Internal Contextp. 96
Original Contextp. 97
External Contextp. 99
External Contexts and Connotationsp. 101
Interpreting Barbara Kruger's Untitled ("Surveillance"), with Contextual Informationp. 103
"Surveillance" and Internal Contextp. 105
"Surveillance" and Original Contextp. 105
"Surveillance" and External Contextp. 109
Barbara Kruger's Untitled ("Surveillance"), and the Categoriesp. 111
Descriptive Photographsp. 112
Explanatory Photographsp. 112
Interpretive Photographsp. 112
Ethically Evaluative PHotographsp. 112
Aesthetically Evaluative Photographsp. 113
Theoretical Photographsp. 114
The Interpretive Process: A Summaryp. 114
Evaluating Photographsp. 116
Examples of Judgmentsp. 116
Judgments and Reasonsp. 117
Judgments and Criteriap. 119
Different Criteriap. 120
Realismp. 120
Expressionismp. 122
Formalismp. 123
Instrumentalismp. 124
Other Criteriap. 126
Choosing Among Criteriap. 126
Differing Judgmentsp. 127
Judgments Are Argumentsp. 128
Reappraisalsp. 128
Judgments and Preferencesp. 128
Intentionalism and Judgmentsp. 129
The Objects of Judgmentsp. 130
Judgments of Robert Mapplethorpe's Photographsp. 130
Hilton Kramer's and Grace Glueck's Views of Mapplethorpe's Workp. 131
Other Critics' Views of Mapplethorpe's Workp. 134
Conclusionp. 138
Theory: Is It Art?p. 140
Aesthetic Theoryp. 143
Theories and Criticsp. 144
Theories and Photographersp. 145
Theories and Historiansp. 146
Theories and Curatorsp. 146
A Survey of Theoretical Positionsp. 148
Realism and Conventionalismp. 149
Modernism and Postmodernismp. 155
Marxist Theory and Criticismp. 162
Feminist Theory and Criticismp. 163
Conclusionp. 166
Writing and Talking About Photographsp. 168
Writing About Photographsp. 168
Observing the Work and Taking Notesp. 168
An Interpretive Paperp. 169
An Evaluative Paperp. 171
The Process of Writingp. 175
Talking About Photographsp. 177
Discussions of Art in the Presence of the Artistp. 178
Studio Critiquesp. 179
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 205
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