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Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe
Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe
by Tina M. Campt
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In Image Matters, Tina M. Campt traces the emergence of a black European subject by examining how specific black European communities used family photography to create forms of identification and community. At the heart of Campt's study are two... (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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The everyday practice of photography by millions of amateur photographers may seem to be a spontaneous and highly personal activity. but France's leading sociologist and cultural theorist Pierre Bourdieu and his research associates show that few cultural... (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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In these essays Thompson--a professional photographer since 1973--explores the many-leveled relationship between seeing and thinking.... (read more)

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Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve: A Dialogue Between Architect and Photographer
Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve: A Dialogue Between Architect and Photographer
by Jacques Sbriglio
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In 1949, the photographer Lucien Hervé (1910–2007) took a picture of an innovative apartment building in Marseille, France, and sent it to the building’s architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965). Le Corbusier responded by asking Herv... (read more)

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The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence
The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence
by Susie Linfield
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In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images—and... (read more)

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Reconfigured Eye : Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era (92 Edition)
Reconfigured Eye : Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era (92 Edition)
by William J. Mitchell
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An intelligent and readable approach to the digitization of images.... A useful overview of a critical subject.... (read more)

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Waving Flags
Waving Flags
by Rut Blees Luxemburg
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Highly illustrated, Waving Flags gathers 20 young international artists whose original work engages the potential and pitfalls of translation as a tool for the artist.... (read more)

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Lacan at the Scene (Short Circuits)
Lacan at the Scene (Short Circuits)
by Henry Bond
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andlt;Pandgt;What if Jacques Lacan--the brilliant and eccentric Parisian psychoanalyst--had worked as a police detective, applying his theories to solve crimes? This may conjure up a mental film clip starring Peter Sellers in a trench coat, but in andlt... (read more)

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Road to Seeing (Voices That Matter)
Road to Seeing (Voices That Matter)
by Dan Winters
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After beginning his career as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in southern California, Dan Winters moved to New York to begin a celebrated career that has since led to more than one hundred awards, including the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for... (read more)

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Literary Modernism and Photography
Literary Modernism and Photography
by Paul Hansom
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The developments in narrative experimentation that marked the modernist period in Europe and the United States provide an interesting crossroads with the development of visual representation during the same time. In this collection of fourteen original... (read more)

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In Our Own Image
In Our Own Image
by Fred Ritchin
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Twenty years ago, before the era of digital cameras, cell phones and the internet, Fred Ritchin outlined many of the ways in which the digital age would transform society. In Our Own Image was the first book to address the coming revolution in... (read more)

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Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art
Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art
by Martha Langford
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Finalist: Raymond Klibansky Book Prize Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (2008) Making a connection between photography and memory is almost automatic. Should it be? In Scissors, Paper, Stone Martha Langford explores the nature of... (read more)

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Roland Barthes on Photography: The Critical Tradition in Perspective (Crosscurrents)
Roland Barthes on Photography: The Critical Tradition in Perspective (Crosscurrents)
by Nancy Shawcross
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"A comprehensive study on Barthes and photography . . . the most studious research on the topic."--Antoine Compagnon, Columbia University and the Sorbonne "Interesting and significant. . . . Important for scholars, students, and general... (read more)

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Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies (For Dummies)
Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Jim Doty, Jr.
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Proper exposure tips and techniques in a single, practical guide Are you looking to add some agility and aptitude to your do-it-all camera? This hands-on, friendly guide gives you expert tips and techniques for creating the perfect shot. By adjusting... (read more)

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Photography: The Key Concepts (Key Concepts)
Photography: The Key Concepts (Key Concepts)
by David Bate
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Since its introduction nearly 200 years ago, photography has become part of everyday life, a position consolidated by the recent development of digital imaging and manipulation. Used to confirm identity, to sell products, to reshape the real, to... (read more)

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Photographic Theory in Historical
Photographic Theory in Historical
by Hilde Van Gelder
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Photography Theory in Historical Perspective: Case Studies from Contemporary Art aims to contribute to the understanding of the multifaceted and complex character of the photographic medium by dealing with various case studies selected from photographic... (read more)

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Digital Photography Composition for Dummies (For Dummies)
Digital Photography Composition for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Tom Clark
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Turn ordinary photographsinto striking works of art Are you an aspiring photographer looking to take your work to the next level? This hands-on, friendly guide shows you the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful... (read more)

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