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Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives, from sensationalist images in tabloid papers, to personal family snapshots, to the art photography displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject, Steve Edwards provides a clear, lively, and imaginative approach to the definition, importance, and meaning of photography. He combines a sense of its historical development with an analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. Edwards also discusses both well-known and more unusual photos, from the highly controversial Cottingley Fairies to Ansel Adams landscapes, and from the shocking and influential Eddie Adams image of a Vietcong suspect being executed to the portrait/performance art work of Cindy Sherman. Edwards interrogates the way we look and think about photographs, and considers such issues as truth and recording, objectivity and fine art, identity and memory.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

Dr Steve Edwards is Research Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. Publications include the successful Art and its Histories (Yale, 1999), as Editor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801647
Author:
Edwards, Steve
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Edwards, Steven
Author:
null, Steven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Art
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
architecture; photography
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Photography
Subject:
Art, Architecture & Photography
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
bonded leather forest green 571RRL
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w illus
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.96x4.24x.41 in. .34 lbs.

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