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How do we read a photograph? In this rich and fascinating work, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. From the first misty "heliograph" taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 to the classic compositions of Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Steiglitz and the striking postmodern strategies of Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarke provides a groundbreaking examination of photography's main subject areas--landscape, the city, portraiture, the body, and reportage--as well as a detailed analysis of exemplary images in terms of their cultural and ideological contexts. With over 130 illustrations, The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography and creating a record of the most dazzling, penetrating, and pervasive images of our time.

Synopsis:

In this rich and fascinating work, Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, elucidating the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, including Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres, providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography. 130 illustrations, 16 in color.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-232) and index.

About the Author

Graham Clarke, Reader in Literary and Image Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, serves on the advisory board of the journal, History of Photography. His recent publications include The Portrait in Photography and The American City: Literary and Cultural Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: What is a Photograph?

Chapter 2: How Do We Read a Photograph?

Chapter 3: Photography and the Nineteenth Century

Chapter 4: Landscape in Photography

Chapter 5: The City in Photography

Chapter 6: The Portrait in Photography

Chapter 7: The Body in Photography

Chapter 8: Documentary Photography

Chapter 9: The Photograph as Fine Art

Chapter 10: The Photograph Manipulated

Chapter 11: The Cabinet of Infinite Curiosities

Notes

List of Illustrations

Bibliographic Essay

Timeline

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842008
Author:
Clarke, Graham
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Graham
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
architecture; photography
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Photography
Subject:
Photography -- History.
Subject:
Art, Architecture & Photography
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 color, 121 b/w halftones
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.40x6.62x.60 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this rich and fascinating work, Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, elucidating the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, including Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres, providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography. 130 illustrations, 16 in color.

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