Each Wild Idea
Writing, Photography, History
By (author) Geoffrey Batchen
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Each Wild Idea by Geoffrey Batchen
Book DescriptionIn Each Wild Idea, Geoffrey Batchen explores a wide range of photographic subjects, from the timing of the medium's invention to the various implications of cyberculture. Along the way, he reflects on contemporary art photography, the role of the vernacular in photography's history, and the Australianness of Australian photography.The essays all focus on a consideration of specific photographs -- from a humble combination of baby photos and bronzed booties to a masterwork by Alfred Stieglitz. Although Batchen views each photograph within the context of broader social and political forces, he also engages its own distinctive formal attributes. In short, he sees photography as something that is simultaneously material and cultural. In an effort to evoke the lived experience of history, he frequently relies on sheer description as the mode of analysis, insisting that we look right at -- rather than beyond -- the photograph being discussed. A constant theme throughout the book is the question of photography's past, present, and future identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262523240
(229mm x 190mm x 11mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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An unparalleled exploration of the art of cameraless photography, this expansive book offers an authoritative and lavishly illustrated history of photography made without a camera, along with a critical discussion of the practice.
Stories from the Camera, Hardback (March 2016)
As one of the earliest collegiate institutions to begin collecting photography, the University of New Mexico Art Museum holds a stunning array of images that span photography s 175-year history."
Photograph and Australia, Hardback (May 2015)View all books by Geoffrey Batchen
From its beginnings in the 19th century to today's digital revolution, this book reveals how Australia's view of the world and itself has been changed by the advent of photography which paralleled the development of the colonies and the relationships between settlers and Indigenous Australians.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey Batchen
Geoffrey Batchen is Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Burning with Desire: The Conceptions of Photography (1999) and Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2002), both published by the MIT Press.
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