The Meaning of Photography
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Meaning of Photography by Robin Kelsey
Book DescriptionWith essays by Geoffrey Batchen, Francois Brunet, Mary Ann Doane, Jose Luis Falconi, Robin Kelsey, Douglas R. Nickel, Blake Stimson, and John Tagg, and additional contributions by Lars Kiel Bertelsen, Anne McCauley, Jorge Ribalta, John Roberts, Eric Rosenberg, Eric C. Shiner, and Bernd Stiegler Photo essays by Sharon Harper, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault, Fiona Tan, and Akram Zaatari How can we write the histories of photography? How should art history and visual studies integrate the special technical and aesthetic challenges posed by the medium and respond to the intense interest it has provoked in the art world in recent years? In this timely volume, fifteen leading scholars discuss the discipline, practice, historiography, and study of photography, from William Henry Fox Talbot to Louise Lawler, and reflect on the status of photography today. In addition, the book features works by important contemporary artists that probe and illustrate these same issues, together offering new perspectives on the field and what photography means to us in the early 21st century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300121506
(241mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robin Kelsey
Photography and the Art of Chance, Hardback (May 2015)
As anyone who has wielded a camera knows, photography has a unique relationship to chance. It also represents a struggle to reconcile aesthetic aspiration with a mechanical process. Robin Kelsey reveals how daring innovators expanded the aesthetic limits of photography in order to create art for a modern world.
Light Years, Hardback (February 2012)
Photography played a critical role in conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s, as artists turned to photography as both medium and subject matter. This title offers a survey of the key artists of this period who used photography to new and inventive ends.
Archive Style, Hardback (June 2007)» View all books by Robin Kelsey
Aims to reveal how the political predicaments of a few small bureaucracies once fostered pictures of an extraordinary style. This book offers an interpretation of canonical western expedition photographs by Timothy H O'Sullivan and introduces views of the US-Mexico boundary from the 1850s, and photographs of the Charleston earthquake of 1886.
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Author Biography - Robin Kelsey
Robin Kelsey is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Blake Stimson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis.
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