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Why Photography Matters
Why Photography Matters
by Jerry L Thompson
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Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. It matters because how we understand what photography is and how it works tell us something about how we understand... (read more)

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Over Exposed : Essays on Contemporary Photography (99 Edition)
Over Exposed : Essays on Contemporary Photography (99 Edition)
by Carol Squiers
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A group of distinguished photographers, critics, and cultural historians examine the many roles of photography in contemporary Western culture, covering questions about representation, sexual politics, public policy, and cultural activism. 40 photos.... (read more)

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Photography and Play
Photography and Play
by Erin C. Garcia
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Photography and leisure go hand in hand. Cameras are part of our everyday lives, but we are never more likely to take a picture or to be photographed than when we are at play. As recreation and entertainment flourished in the nineteenth century, so too... (read more)

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Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
by Errol Morris
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Academy Awardand#150;winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography In his inimitable style, Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs. With his keen sense of irony... (read more)

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The Itinerant Languages of Photography
The Itinerant Languages of Photography
by Eduardo Cadava
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“A comprehensive, multidimensional look at photographys peripatetic nature, through seven concise essays in the first half, followed by four sections of stunning, full-page images illustrating photographys itinerancy in relation to archives... (read more)

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Photography Reborn: Image Making in the Digital Era
Photography Reborn: Image Making in the Digital Era
by Jonathan Lipkin
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Not long ago photographers considered digital pictures apostasy-but now film is increasingly being replaced as a great alternative medium for professionals, artists, and everyday snapshooters. "Photography Reborn" is the first comprehensive survey of... (read more)

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Conversations with Photographers
Conversations with Photographers
by Gabriele (con) Basilico
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For this third volume in La Fabrica's slipcased pocketbook Conversations with Photographers series, Gabriele Basilico is interviewed by Roberta Valtorta; Luis Gonzalez Palma by Gerardo Mosquera; Anders Petersen by Nicolas Combarro; David Goldblatt by... (read more)

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Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature (New Directions in Aesthetics)
Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature (New Directions in Aesthetics)
by Scott Walden
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Seeing is believing –or is it? In an era of digital-imaging technology, can photographs still be considered truthful or realistic? Photography and Philosophy takes an up-to-date look at the issues of photographic truth, objectivity, and realism. It... (read more)

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Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography
Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography
by Ariella Azoulay
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Understanding photography is more than a matter of assessing photographs, writes Ariella Azoulay. The photograph is merely one event in a sequence that constitutes photography and which always involves an actual or potential spectator in the relationship... (read more)

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The Life and Death of Buildings: On Photography and Time
The Life and Death of Buildings: On Photography and Time
by Joel Smith
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Buildings inhabit and symbolize time, giving form to history and making public space an index of the past. Photographs are made of time; they are literally projections of past states of their subjects. This visually striking meditation on architecture in... (read more)

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Feeling Photography
Feeling Photography
by Elspeth H. (edt) Brown
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This innovative collection demonstrates the profound effects of feeling on our experiences and understanding of photography. It includes essays on the tactile nature of photos, the relation of photography to sentiment and intimacy, and the ways that... (read more)

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Illuminations (96 Edition)
Illuminations (96 Edition)
by Liz Heron
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The first anthology of its kind, Illuminations presents a comprehensive selection of women’s writings on photography. It proposes a new and different history by demonstrating the ways in which women’s perspectives have advanced photographic... (read more)

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Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
by Ashley La Grange
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If you want to understand the key debates in photography and learn how to apply the fascinating issues raised by critical theory to your own practical work, this is the book for you! This accessible book cuts through often difficult and intimidating... (read more)

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Image Makers, Image Takers
Image Makers, Image Takers
by Anne Celine Jaeger
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This essential guide draws on in-depth interviews with established photographers from the fields of fashion, art, portraiture, documentary photography, and advertising as well as comments from picture editors, curators, agency directors, and publishers... (read more)

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The Art of Reconciliation: Photography and the Conception of Dialectics in Benjamin, Hegel, and Derrida
The Art of Reconciliation: Photography and the Conception of Dialectics in Benjamin, Hegel, and Derrida
by Dag Petersson
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Dag Petersson offers a comprehensive critique of the philosophy that has dominated 200 years of modern thought, politics, economy, and culture. The basic question is this: why does dialectical metaphysics fail to keep what it promises? What is it about... (read more)

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Light Matters
Light Matters
by Vicki Goldberg
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Vicki Goldberg, one of the leading voices in the field of photography criticism, is well known for her cogent and perceptive writing, which is regularly featured in such national publications as The New York Times. First published in 2005, Light Matters... (read more)

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Pivot of the World : Photography and Its Nation (06 Edition)
Pivot of the World : Photography and Its Nation (06 Edition)
by Blake Stimson
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andlt;Pandgt;The old dream of social belonging and political sovereignty--the dream of nation--was fraught with anxiety and contradiction for many artists and intellectuals in the 1950s. On the one hand, memories of the Second World War remained vivid... (read more)

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Seeing Mexico Photographed: The Work of Horne, Casasola, Modotti, and Alvarez Bravo
Seeing Mexico Photographed: The Work of Horne, Casasola, Modotti, and Alvarez Bravo
by Leonard Folgarait
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This engrossing book presents the photographs of four historically engaged artists and explains what they reveal about the highly dramatic revolutionary and post-revolutionary period in Mexico from 1910 to 1935. The works of these photographers—... (read more)

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Image Makers, Image Takers: Interviews with Today's Leading Curators, Editors and Photographers
Image Makers, Image Takers: Interviews with Today's Leading Curators, Editors and Photographers
by Anne Celine Jaeger
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Here is the first systematic attempt - for beginners, students and professionals alike - to find out how photographers of world stature approach their work, and what it is that makes them succeed. Unlike any other photography book to date, it uses in... (read more)

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Now Is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection
Now Is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection
by Marvin Heiferman
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Deceptive in the ease of their creation, diminutive size, and sheer abundance, snapshots are often thought of as the mostinnocent type of photography. But snapshots are complex and willful picturespremeditated, fussed over, and oftenpredetermined. The... (read more)

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