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After Photography
After Photography
by Fred Ritchin
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examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by... (read more)

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Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans
Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans
by Alan Trachtenberg
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Winner of the Charles C. Eldredge Prize In this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content... (read more)

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The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II
by Lawrence Verria
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On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, minutes after they heard of Japan's surrender to the United States. Two weeks later LIFE magazine published that image. It became one of the most famous... (read more)

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The Cinematic (Documentary Sources in Contemporary Art)
The Cinematic (Documentary Sources in Contemporary Art)
by David Campany
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The cinematic has been a springboard for the work of many influential artists, including Victor Burgin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall, among others. Much recent cinema, meanwhile, is rich... (read more)

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Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs
Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs
by Cara A Finnegan
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Photographs Not Taken
Photographs Not Taken
by Will Steacy
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Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers' essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph--camera, lens, film--and instead make a... (read more)

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Talk about Contemporary Photography
Talk about Contemporary Photography
by Elisabeth Couturier
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From photography’s role in society, such as photojournalism and fashion photography, to more traditional and purely artistic shots, this book explores all aspects of contemporary photography—photographers’ obsessions, unusual formats... (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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"Required reading for anyone interested in analytic philosophy of photography, Scott Walden's collection includes essays by most of the major writers in this area. The combination of classic pieces with newly commissioned work makes this both a useful... (read more)

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Digital Wedding Photography for Dummies (For Dummies)
Digital Wedding Photography for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Bob Davis
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Learn to:Shoot great images of a wedding, from start to finishBuild a portfolio and connect with clientsStart a wedding photography business IN FULL COLOR! Expert advice on becoming a successful wedding photographer Digital Wedding Photography For... (read more)

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Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #4: Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs
Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #4: Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs
by Ann-janine Morey
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Dogs are as ubiquitous in American culture as white picket fences and apple pie, embracing all the meanings of wholesome domestic life--family, fidelity, comfort, protection, nurturance, and love--as well as symbolizing some of the less palatable... (read more)

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Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns
by Charles Saatchi
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In this new book, cleverly designed to look like a marble tombstone (complete with marble edge-stain), Charles Saatchi relates often perversely entertaining stories that look at death and mortality in a coolly amused and detached way. In 52 brief... (read more)

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Philosophy of Photography (Lieven Gevaert Series 6)
Philosophy of Photography (Lieven Gevaert Series 6)
by Henri Van Lier
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Henri van Lier cannot be placed in any category. A philosopher of art, music and the universe, he taught for many years in Belgium. This work is a translation of a 2005 French publication growing from a series of lectures given in 1983. The work has... (read more)

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Images and Enterprise: Technology and the American Photographic Industry 1839 to 1925
Images and Enterprise: Technology and the American Photographic Industry 1839 to 1925
by Reese V Jenkins
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From the early daguerreotype to the rise of the motion picture, Images and Enterprise explores the business, technical, and social factors that transformed the American photographic industry between 1839 and 1925. Reese Jenkins's prize-winning history... (read more)

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After Photography
After Photography
by Fred Ritchin
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One of our most influential commentators on photography investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images, changing the way we conceptualize the world. From photos of news events taken on cell phones to the widespread... (read more)

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Photo Provocations
Photo Provocations
by Brian Clark O'connor
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In an alternating voice format, two interdisciplinary information scientists present photoessays exploring the personal, aesthetic, philosophical, word interface, and technical dimensions of still and video images. They challenge readers-viewers to... (read more)

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Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience
Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience
by Frederick Gross
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In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and in this book Frederick Gross returns Arbus’s work to the moment... (read more)

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Pring's Photographer's Miscellany: Stories, Techniques, Tips & Trivia
Pring's Photographer's Miscellany: Stories, Techniques, Tips & Trivia
by Roger Pring
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  Pring's Photographer's Miscellany is a priceless compendium of the history, techniques and trivia of photography. Meet the mad, genius, daring (and sometimes fraudulent) pioneers and practitioners of all things photographic, Find out how ravenous... (read more)

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Photography : a Middle-brow Art (90 Edition)
Photography : a Middle-brow Art (90 Edition)
by Pierre Bourdieu
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"It is one of only a few studies to apply the results of surveys and interviews to form an analysis from a social perspective. It is also important because it reveals aspects of Bourdieu's theories at an early stage."—... (read more)

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Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography
Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography
by Richard Bolton
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Photography's great success gives the impression that the major questions that have haunted the medium are now resolved. On the contrary,the most important questions about photography are just beginning to be asked. These fourteen essays, with over 200... (read more)

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Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing
Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing
by Jerry L. Thompson
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Thompson, a professional photographer for over three decades, presents a series of essays exploring what ideas are in play when he looks at and thinks about what he sees, what he is seeing and thinking when he looks at a picture, and what he sees as a... (read more)

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