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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.

Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures

Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures

An Anthology

  • Author: Noël Carroll,Jinhee Choi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 140515201X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2435
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Designed for classroom use, this authoritative anthology presentskey selections from the best contemporary work in philosophy offilm. The featured essays have been specially chosen for theirclarity, philosophical depth, and consonance with the current movetowards cognitive film theory Eight sections with introductions cover topics such as thenature of film, film as art, documentary cinema, narration andemotion in film, film criticism, and film's relation to knowledgeand morality Issues addressed include the objectivity of documentary films,fear of movie monsters, and moral questions surrounding the viewingof pornography Replete with examples and discussion of moving picturesthroughout

Arguing About Art

Arguing About Art

Contemporary Philosophical Debates

  • Author: Alex Neill,Aaron Ridley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113568815X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 504
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Offering a unique 'debate' format, the third edition of the bestselling Arguing About Art is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy of art. This lively collection presents an extensive range of short, clear introductions to each of the discussions which include: sentimentality appreciation interpretation understanding objectivity nature food horror. With revised introductions, updated suggestions for further reading and new sections on pornography and societies without art, Arguing About Art provides a stimulating and accessible anthology suitable for those coming to aesthetics for the first time. The book will also appeal to students of art history, literature, and cultural studies.

Museums and Photography

Museums and Photography

Displaying Death

  • Author: Elena Stylianou,Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317528964
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 322
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Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. Contributors explore the politics and poetics of displaying death, and more specifically, the role of photography in representing and interpreting this difficult topic. Working with nearly 20 researchers from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines, the editors critically engage the recent debate on the changing role of museums, exhibition meaning-making, and the nature of photography. They offer new ways for understanding representational practices in relation to contemporary visual culture. This book will appeal to researchers and museum professionals, inspiring new thinking about death and the role of photography in making sense of it.

The Reconfigured Eye

The Reconfigured Eye

Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era

  • Author: William J. Mitchell
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262631600
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 273
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An analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of digital imaging and looks at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential and at the ethical questions raised. Topics include electronic brushstrokes, virtual cameras, synthetic shading and more.

Snapshots of a Century in African American Lives

Snapshots of a Century in African American Lives

  • Author: Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1438969562
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 120
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Image Matters

Image Matters

Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe

  • Author: Tina Campt
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822350742
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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Campt explores the affective resonances of two archives of Black European photographs for those pictured, their families, and the community. Image Matters looks at photograph collections of four Black German families taken between 1900 and the end of World War II and a set of portraits of Afro-Caribbean migrants to Britain taken at a photographic studio in Birmingham between 1948 and 1960.

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.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Victorian Afterimages

  • Author: Kate Mitchell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230283128
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 222
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema

Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema

  • Author: Michael Pigott
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472503538
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. His work is highly visible in the world's most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes and his collage work have been admired and widely studied. However, Cornell also produced an extraordinary body of film work, a serious contribution to 20th-century avant-garde cinema, and this has been much less examined. In this book, Michael Piggott makes the case for the significance of Joseph Cornell's films. This is an important contribution to our knowledge of 20th-century culture for scholars and students of film and art history and American studies and for all those interested in pop culture, celebrity and fandom.