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The Photograph as Contemporary Art

Author : Charlotte Cotton
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Offers a survey of contemporary art photography that includes discussions of the eight categories within the discipline, profiles of prominent artists, and photographs with detailed explanations.

The Photograph Collector

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On Contemporary Art

Author : Cesar Aira
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Translated into English for the first time, On Contemporary Art, a speech by the renowned novelist César Aira, was delivered at a 2010 colloquium in Madrid dedicated to bridging the gap between writing and the visual arts. On Aira’s dizzying and dazzling path, everything comes under question—from reproducibility of artworks to the value of the written word itself. In the end, Aira leaves us stranded on the bridge between writing and art that he set out to construct in the first place, flailing as we try to make sense of where we stand. Aira’s On Contemporary Art exemplifies what the ekphrasis series is dedicated to doing—exploring the space in which words give meaning to objects, and objects shape our words. Like the great writers Walter Benjamin and Hermann Broch before him, Aira operates in the space between fiction and essay writing, art and analysis. Pursuing questions about reproducibility, art making, and limits of language, Aira’s unique voice adds new insights to the essential conversations that continue to inform our understanding of art.

Fashion Image Revolution

Author : Charlotte Cotton
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The groundbreaking images created in London's celebrated commercial darkroom tell the fascinating story of one of the most productive, experimental, and colorful eras in fashion photography. For more than 30 years, Brian Dowling's studio was the birthplace of some of the most remarkable fashion photography ever created. In his Islington darkroom, using specialist analog equipment, Dowling shepherded amazing images from negative to paper captured by the likes of Anton Corbijn, Juergen Teller, and Nick Knight. Dowling's BDI studio was also responsible for a number of technical innovations in color photography, paving the way for many of today's digital effects. This tribute to Dowling includes extensive interviews, commentary, testimonials from his clients, and numerous examples of iconic haute couture photographs that passed through his hands. In addition, a series of photographs specially commissioned for this volume demonstrate Dowling's groundbreaking techniques: cross-processing, masking, filtering, layering light, and color fades. Dowling's hands-on achievements and alchemic talents are showcased in this beautiful ode to fashion photography.

New Art Examiner

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Where is the Photograph

Author : David Green
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"With photography's increasing incorporation into a wide range of fine art practices and the rapid development of evermore sophisticated electronic and digital technologies, it is clear that it is now extremely difficult to say precisely where and how we are to define the boundaries that separate photography from other media. We have been forced to abandon our preconceptions about what a photograph might be or mean and to ask the more fundamental question of where, in the complex space created by contemporary technologies and representational practices, something called the photograph might be; what it might mean for us to identify it and try to relate it to the reality beyond. This collection of essays draws together a range of different historical and philosophical perspectives as a way of addressing the significant changes that have taken place in our critical and theoretical understanding of photography and the photographic over the past decade."--BOOK JACKET.

Contemporary Art World Cinema and Visual Culture

Author : Hamid Keshmirshekan
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"Contemporary Art, World Cinema, and Visual Culture: Essays by Hamid Dabashi" is a collection of writings by the acclaimed cultural critic and scholar. A thorough Introduction rigorously frames chapters and identifies in Dabashi’s writings a comprehensive approach, which forms the criteria for selecting the essays for the volume. The Introduction also teases out of these essays the overarching theme that holds them together, the manner they inform a particularly critical angle in them and the way they cohere. The Introduction dwells on the work of one scholar, public intellectual and theorist of modern and contemporary arts to extrapolate more universal issues of concern to art criticism in general. These scattered materials and their underlying theoretical and critical logic are a unique contribution to the field of modern and contemporary arts.

Art in the Western World

Author : David Metheny Robb
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TruthBeauty

Author : Alison Nordstrom
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A lavish retrospective of the pictorialist movement shares essays that explore its contributors' experimentations with light effects, soft focus, and unusual camera angles, in a volume that showcases the works of such influential figures as Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, and Ansel Adams.

British Contemporary Artists

Author : William Cosmo Monkhouse
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Each Wild Idea

Author : Geoffrey Batchen
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Essays on photography and the medium's history and evolving identity.

Critical Realism in Contemporary Art

Author : Jan Baetens
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As scratches of reality, Sekula's photographs and films leave their traces in our minds. They encourage, yes, even force reflection, and through that, slow changes can probably become a reality, certainly at the level of the individual.

The Painter and the Photograph

Author : Van Deren Coke
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Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art

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Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art

Author : Maria Lind
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course, social reformers and charitable institutions were already using photography to arouse public awareness, to denounce urban poverty and worker exploitation; however, that usage of images for combative purposes was not as yet ...

Contemporary Art

Author : Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
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"The collection held by the ZKM / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe displays works of art ranging from those executed using classical painting techniques to spectacular multimedia installations created by international artists." "Contemporary Art contrasts the new genre of multimedia art with art in its more traditional forms; painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. It puts these new works into the art-historical context of the 20th century and explores possible directions for the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Photography and Its Violations

Author : John Roberts
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Theorists critique photography for "objectifying" its subjects and manipulating appearances for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography's violating powers of disclosure and aesthetic technique as part of a complex "social ontology" that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. The photographer must "arrive unannounced" and "get in the way of the world," Roberts argues, committing photography to the truth-claims of the spectator over the self-interests and sensitivities of the subject. Yet even though the violating capacity of the photograph results from external power relations, the photographer is still faced with an ethical choice: whether to advance photography's truth-claims on the basis of these powers or to diminish or veil these powers to protect the integrity of the subject. Photography's acts of intrusion and destabilization, then, constantly test the photographer at the point of production, in the darkroom, and at the computer, especially in our 24-hour digital image culture. In this game-changing work, Roberts refunctions photography's place in the world, politically and theoretically restoring its reputation as a truth-producing medium.

Journal of Contemporary Art

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Contemporary Art

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Contemporary Art in France

Author : Catherine Millet
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A comprehensive review of the artistic movements that have taken place in France from the 1960s to the present, this study benefits from the anecdotes and personal memories of its author, Catherine Millet. The internationally respected art critic, who was herself an active participant in these movements, breathes life into this factual chronology of the contemporary art scene in France. She exposes the often unexpected links between movements by underscoring their contradictions and taking into consideration the social and cultural changes that have occurred since the 1960s in France and across the globe. An extensive reference, this book provides the keys to understanding the international contemporary art scene as a whole. Contemporary Art in France serves as an historical essay, offering a profound analysis of the prevailing tendencies and characteristics of art of the past forty years. Available for the first time in English, the book is completed by a chronology of events, a thorough account of the latest creative developments, and more than 300 illustrations.