Photography Between Poetry and Politics
The Critical Position of the Photographic Medium in Contemporary Art
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Photography Between Poetry and Politics by Hilde van Gelder
Book DescriptionLieven Gevaert Series 7Does photography have a hybrid or chameleonic character because it can be part of entirely different mixed-media works of art? Photography as a medium is faced with the challenge of escaping from its too-frequent use as rather noncommittal and "poetic" visual imagery. How best might photographers proceed to maintain the integrity of their art? A distinguished group of art historians, art theorists, and specialists in contemporary photography address these issues in Photography between Poetry and Politics. They suggest that by raising a critical debate on the internal workings of the artistic system itself or on broader social problems, photographers might be able to transcend both political and aesthetic concerns, and so revitalize their art form and regain its autonomy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789058676641
(229mm x 171mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Leuven University Press
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Belgium
Books By Author Hilde van Gelder
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Photography Theory in Historical Perspective aims to contribute to the understanding of the multifaceted and complex character of the photographic medium by dealing with various case studies selected from photographic practices in contemporary art, discussed in the context of views and theories of photography from its inception.
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Author Biography - Hilde van Gelder
Hilde Van Gelder is an Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Leuven.
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