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Publisher Comments:

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” It begins with the famous “In Platos Cave”essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching “Brief Anthology of Quotations.”

About the Author

Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America; I, Etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays; and five works of nonfiction, among them Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

Table of Contents

In Plato's cave.--America, seen through photographs, darkly.--Melancholy objects.--The heroism of vision.--Photographic evangels.--The image world.--A brief anthology of quotations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374226268
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Author:
Sontag, Susan
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Bd. 1
Publication Date:
20010825
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.67 x 0.65 in 0.435 lb

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