Scissors, Paper, Stone Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art
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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Finalist: Raymond Klibansky Book Prize Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (2008) Making a connection between photography and memory is almost automatic. Should it be? In Scissors, Paper, Stone Martha Langford explores the nature of memory and art. She challenges the conventional emphasis on the camera as a tool of perception by arguing that photographic works are products of the mind - picturing memory is, first and foremost, the expression of a mental process. Langford organizes the book around the conceit of the child's game scissors, paper, stone, using it to ground her discussion of the tensions between remembering and forgetting, the intersection of memory and More...
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