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Understanding a Photograph

Understanding a Photograph

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0718196015
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness. The selection is made and introduced by Geoff Dyer, author of the award-winning The Ongoing Moment. How do we see the world around us? This is one of a number of pivotal works by creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision for ever. John Berger was born in London in 1926. His acclaimed works of both fiction and non-fiction include the seminal Ways of Seeing and the novel G., which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, and he now lives in a small village in the French Alps. Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and several non-fiction books. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters's E. M. Forster Award, Dyer is also a regular contributor to many publications in the UK and the US. He lives in London.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141970316
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 96
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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Education, Childhood and Anarchism

Education, Childhood and Anarchism

Talking Colin Ward

  • Author: Catherine Burke,Ken Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136732454
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 234
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As one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers Colin Ward wrote extensively about positive and practical examples from the past and present of the anarchist spirit or the 'social principle' in everyday life. This volume is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of his distinctive and highly relevant contributions to the areas of education, children and the environment. In each chapter, international contributors from academic and activist backgrounds offer cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives on Ward's work and its relevance to contemporary debates. The book is divided into four key areas: The Sand Box of the City Adventures in Education Reflections on Practice Mobilisations. This book will appeal to academics and professionals interested in the condition of childhood and youth today. It will prove useful for postgraduates and professionals undertaking further professional development, and is relevant to anyone studying, researching or working in fields relating to children, education and the environment not just in the UK but beyond.

Flash!

Flash!

Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination

  • Author: Kate Flint
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192540696
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 384
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Flash! presents a fascinating cultural history of flash photography, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the present day. All photography requires light, but the light of flash photography is quite distinctive: artificial, sudden, shocking, intrusive, and extraordinarily bright. Associated with revelation and wonder, it has been linked to the sublimity of lightning. Yet it has also been reviled: it's inseparable from anxieties about intrusion and violence, it creates a visual disturbance, and its effects are often harsh and create exaggerated contrasts. Flash! explores flash's power to reveal shocking social conditions, its impact on the representation of race, its illumination of what would otherwise remain hidden in darkness, and its capacity to put on display the most mundane corners of everyday life. It looks at flash's distinct aesthetics, examines how paparazzi chase celebrities, how flash is intimately linked to crime, how flash has been used to light up - and interrupt - countless family gatherings, how flash can 'stop time' allowing one to photograph rapidly moving objects or freeze in a strobe, and it considers the biggest flash of all, the atomic bomb. Examining the work of professionals and amateurs, news hounds and art photographers, photographers of crime and of wildlife, the volume builds a picture of flash's place in popular culture, and its role in literature and film. Generously illustrated throughout, Flash! brings out the central role of this medium to the history of photography and challenges some commonly held ideas about the nature of photography itself.

Controversial Images

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

  • Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291990
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 292
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Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

Metropolis

Metropolis

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture, Modern
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Eye

Eye

The International Review of Graphic Design

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Graphic arts
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Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Australian literature
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The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music

The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music

  • Author: Ivan March,Edward Greenfield,Robert Layton,Alan Livesey,Paul Czajkowski
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Compact discs
  • Page: 1588
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An updated, indispensable guide to recorded classical music reviews hundreds of new CDs--from remastered vintage recordings to the latest releases, from the highest-quality offerings to budget releases--and is designed to help readers select the very best of recorded classical music available. Original.

The Medium is the Massage

The Medium is the Massage

  • Author: Marshall McLuhan,Quentin Fiore
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141035826
  • Category: Communication
  • Page: 159
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Marshall McLuhan is the man who predicted the all-pervasive rise of the modern mass media. Blending text, image and photography, his 1960s classic The Medium is the Massage illustrates how the growth of technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively shaped by the means we use to communicate. This concept, and his ideas such as rolling, up-to-the-minute news broadcasts and the media 'global village' have proved decades ahead of their time.