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♠Book: On Photography
♣Author: Susan Sontag
♥Publisher: Penguin UK
♦Release: 2014-12-04
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 224
✸ISBN: 9780241197547
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

♠Book: On Photography
♣Author: Walter Benjamin
♥Publisher: Reaktion Books
♦Release: 2015-12-15
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 128
✸ISBN: 9781780235257
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Walter Benjamin's essay 'A Short History of Photography' (1931) made bold statements about photographic pioneers such as David Octavius Hill and Nicéphore Niépce, and the social and historical context of their work. This first selection of Benjamin's writings on photography includes a new translation of this influential essay as well as a range of Benjamin's other writings, both published and unpublished, some of which are translated into English for the first time here. Esther Leslie's introduction covers Benjamin's writing on early photographic methods and aesthetics; his analysis of the commercial studio photography of the 'decadent' bourgeoisie; the use of photographs in scientific research; and other innovative photographic methods such as the 'auraless' images of Eugène Atget and the 'new visions' of August Sander and Germaine Krull. Leslie discusses Benjamin's take on the evolution of photography into a modern form, the universal fascination with the seemingly simple postcard - an interest dating back to Benjamin's own childhood - as well as the special relationship he found between Paris and the photographic method. As a notable philosopher, critic and uniquely imaginative thinker, Benjamin's essays offer a fascinating critique of early photography. With a substantial introduction, contextualizing prefaces and comprehensive glossaries, Esther Leslie guides the reader through Walter Benjamin's multifaceted engagement with the significance of photography.

♠Book: Fifty Key Writers on Photography
♣Author: Mark Durden
♥Publisher: Routledge
♦Release: 2013
★Genre: PHOTOGRAPHY
☘Pages: 274
✸ISBN: 9780415549448
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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.

♠Book: Stieglitz on photography
♣Author: Alfred Stieglitz
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2000
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 285
✸ISBN: UOM:39015050287674
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Stieglitz's most significant essays published together for the first time in a single volume. Over the years, Alfred Stieglitz wrote extensively and authoritatively about many aspects of photography. In Stieglitz on Photography renowned Stieglitz expert Sarah Greenough and art historian Richard Whelan gather more than fifty of this master photographer's astute writings about the medium, along with their insightful and anecdotal commentary on each article. Throughout his six-decade career, Stieglitz devoted himself almost entirely to the investigation of truth and integrity in artistic expression. With the pioneering exhibitions he mounted at Gallery 291, the pages of Camera Work he edited and produced, and his extensive writings on photography, Stieglitz tirelessly championed photography as a fine art-a legacy that continues to influence thinking on photography today. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs by Stieglitz and his contemporaries, as well as with selections of his articles in their original layouts, this volume contains reproductions of many of Stieglitz's photographs that are otherwise unknown today.

♠Book: Illuminations
♣Author: Liz Heron
♥Publisher: I.B.Tauris
♦Release: 1996
★Genre: Photographic criticism
☘Pages: 521
✸ISBN: 1860640419
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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.

♠Book: Photographers on Photography
♣Author: Jerry C. LaPlante
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1979
★Genre: Photographers
☘Pages: 128
✸ISBN: UVA:X001626774
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: At the Edge of the Light
♣Author: David Travis
♥Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
♦Release: 2003
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 173
✸ISBN: 1567922112
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In these seven essays, revised, rewritten, and expanded from his lectures, David Travis presents his thoughts on some of his favorite subjects: Weston, Stieglitz, Kertesz, Brassai, and Strand. His knowledge is such (often enriched by firsthand acquaintance) that he can, and does, discuss more than images or personalities; he understands what informs the work, from what milieu it derives, under what influences it matured, how it evolved, and how it succeeded. He is an art historian willing to venture far beyond the periphery of traditional academic fences; to discuss number theory (quite literally), the mathematics of G. H. Hardy, the poetry of Rimbaud Valery, Rilke, and Goethe, the philosophy of Nietzsche, the extravagance of Henry Miller.

♠Book: A Popular Treatise on Photography
♣Author: Désiré van Monckhoven
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1863
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 137
✸ISBN: HARVARD:FL2NNN
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: Face on
♣Author: Mark Durden
♥Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
♦Release: 2000
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 71
✸ISBN: 1901033376
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: This study examines new and existing photographic and lens-based art focusing upon the theme of social exchange. The text explores the history of documentary photography and maps out current solutions and strategies to problems in the discourse between photographer and subject.

♠Book: The Privileged Eye
♣Author: Max Kozloff
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1987
★Genre: Photography
☘Pages: 307
✸ISBN: UOM:39015013196491
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Explores how photographs are perceived and analyzes the work of photographers including William Klein, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Helen Levitt