On Photography

On Photography
Author : Diarmuid Costello
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9781351970846
ISBN 13 : 1351970844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Photography Book Description:

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

On Photography

On Photography
Author : Susan Sontag
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2014-12-04
ISBN 10 : 9780241197547
ISBN 13 : 0241197546
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Photography Book Description:

Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

On Photography

On Photography
Author : Walter Benjamin
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2015-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9781780235615
ISBN 13 : 1780235615
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Photography Book Description:

Walter Benjamin’s 1931 essay “A Short History of Photography” is a landmark in the understanding and criticism of the medium, offering surprising new takes on such photographic pioneers as David Octavius Hill and Nicéphore Niépce and their aesthetic and technical achievements. On Photography presents a new translation of that essay along with a number of other writings by Benjamin, some of them presented in English for the first time. Translator and editor Esther Leslie sets Benjamin’s work in context with prefaces to each piece and contributes a substantial introduction that considers Benjamin’s engagement with photography in all its forms, including early commercial studio photography, the uses of photography in science, and much more.

Fifty Key Writers on Photography

Fifty Key Writers on Photography
Author : Mark Durden
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781135117344
ISBN 13 : 1135117349
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Writers on Photography Book Description:

A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and examines the shifting perception of the medium over the course of its 170 year history. Key writers discussed include: Roland Barthes Susan Sontag Jacques Derrida Henri Cartier-Bresson Geoffrey Batchen Fully cross-referenced and in an A-Z format, this is an accessible and engaging introductory guide.

Susan Sontag s On Photography

Susan Sontag s On Photography
Author : Nico Epstein
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 118
Release : 2018-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9780429939884
ISBN 13 : 0429939884
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Susan Sontag s On Photography Book Description:

Susan Sontag’s 1997 text, On Photography, brought photographic theory into the university classroom with its staunch defence of the medium as art and inspired a new wave of Marxist Criticism in the field. Sontag explains the way in which we are addicted to images and depend on them for knowledge of our surroundings and the problems and challenges this causes. Already an established academic figure, Sontag brought Walter Benjamin’s theories in into the academic mainstream. The book retains its relevance in the everyday world because of the applicability of its ideas to the world of digital photography.

Information Guide on Photography

Information Guide on Photography
Author : Steve Daniels
Publisher : XinXii
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2021-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9783969319901
ISBN 13 : 3969319900
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Guide on Photography Book Description:

We see them everywhere, in Magazines, on the Run Way, in advertisements on TV. They are the flimsy women strutting their stuff or extra standard Beauties with their hot looks blasting their superb whites while wearing the most current Styles from the most smoking Designers. We are talking about the plan models of today, yesterday and tomorrow. They are any place we look, anyway who conveys them to us? Their photos are gets with care and precision, resistance and that extraordinary quest for style, concealing and lighting association. I'm talking about the style photographic craftsmen. In the plan circles notable names like Mario Testino (adequately maybe the most blasting name out there) and Eva Mueller (photographic craftsman for Fashion Magazine Allure) are correspondingly as looked out in case not more, those individuals strolling their heading into our aware. High Paychecks and appeal's Lifestyle of hob nobbing it with the rich and famous might be the dream of various energetic shutterbug, in any case it's hard to show up at the splendid Staircases of the outstanding style houses and magazines. For every one talented picture taker, hundreds are left panting at the walkway, simply dreaming about the second that their photo will be picked.

Treatise on Photography

Treatise on Photography
Author : Charles Waldack
Publisher :
Total Pages : 281
Release : 1862
ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433072076684
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatise on Photography Book Description:

Click You Your first book on Photography

Click You      Your first book on Photography
Author : Vishal Diwan
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Click You Your first book on Photography Book Description:

The purpose of this book is to be the first book for all D-SLR Photography beginners all over India and beyond. You may want to pursue Photography as a hobby or you want to earn your bread with Photography, this book is for you. The intention of the author is to share knowledge about Photography in the simplest terms possible. You can pick up the learning of few years in few months. Good news for people who want to make a career in photography or make a part time income doing Photography.