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Photography and Philosophy Essays on the Pencil of Nature

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ISBN-10: 1405139242

ISBN-13: 9781405139243

Edition: 2008

Authors: Scott Walden

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Seeing is believing -or is it? In an era of digital-imaging technology, can photographs still be considered truthful or realistic? Photography and Philosophy takes an up-to-date look at the issues of photographic truth, objectivity, and realism. It tests the limits on what can ethically be done with a camera and examines the fundamental differences between photographic and non-photographic artwork. Unlike the numerous texts devoted to the subject of Film Theory, this collection contains essays specifically about the art form of Still Photography and the broader theoretical questions it raises. Written by contemporary philosophers in a thorough and engaging manner, it is an excellent…    
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Book details

List price: $120.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Contributors
Introduction
Transparent Pictures: On the Nature of Photographic Realism
Photographs and Icons
Photographs as Evidence
Truth in Photography
Documentary Authority and the Art of Photography
Photography and Representation
How Photographs "Signify": Cartier-Bresson's "Reply" to Scruton
Scales of Space and Time in Photography: "Perception Points Two Ways"
True Appreciation
Landscape and Still Life: Static Representations of Static Scenes
The Problem with Movie Stars
Pictures of King Arthur: Photography and the Power of Narrative
The Naked Truth
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index