Camera Lucida

Reflections on Photography


Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374521349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

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"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.

Photography Degree Zero

Reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida


Author: Geoffrey Batchen

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262516662

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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An essential guide to an essential book, this first anthology on Camera Lucida offers critical perspectives on Barthes's influential text.

On Photography


Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429957113

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

Black and Blue

The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans Soleil, and Hiroshima Mon Amour


Author: Carol Mavor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352710

Category: Art

Page: 193

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In an exploration of one book and three films, themes including loss, regret, violence, and history are discussed in terms of the feeling of the colors black and blue.



Author: Roland Barthes,Stephen Heath

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374521360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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The photographic message.-- Rhetoric of the image.-- The third meaning.-- Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein.-- Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives.-- The struggle with the angel.-- The death of the author.-- Musica practica.-- From work to text -- Change the object itself -- Lesson in writing -- The grain of the voice -- Writers, intellectuals, teachers.

Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)


Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513685

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.

Photography: Theoretical Snapshots


Author: J.J. Long,Andrea Noble,Edward Welch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135253625

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Over the past twenty-five years, photography has moved to centre-stage in the study of visual culture and has established itself in numerous disciplines. This trend has brought with it a diversification in approaches to the study of the photographic image. Photography: Theoretical Snapshots offers exciting perspectives on photography theory today from some of the world’s leading critics and theorists. It introduces new means of looking at photographs, with topics including: a community-based understanding of Spencer Tunick’s controversial installations the tactile and auditory dimensions of photographic viewing snapshot photography the use of photography in human rights discourse. Photography: Theoretical Snapshots also addresses the question of photography history, revisiting the work of some of the most influential theorists such as Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, and the October group, re-evaluating the neglected genre of the carte-de-visite photograph, and addressing photography’s wider role within the ideologies of modernity. The collection opens with an introduction by the editors, analyzing the trajectory of photography studies and theory over the past three decades and the ways in which the discipline has been constituted. Ranging from the most personal to the most dehumanized uses of photography, from the nineteenth century to the present day, from Latin America to Northern Europe, Photography: Theoretical Snapshots will be of value to all those interested in photography, visual culture, and cultural history.

Writing the Image After Roland Barthes


Author: Jean-Michel Rabate

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In the final stages of his career, Roland Barthes abandoned his long-standing suspicion of photographic representation to write Camera Lucida, at once an elegy to his dead mother and a treatise on photography. In Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, Jean-Michel Rabaté and nineteen contributors examine the import of Barthes's shifting positions on photography and visual representation and the impact of his work on current developments in cultural studies and theories of the media and popular culture.

Photography: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Steve Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192801643

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context.

Living with His Camera


Author: Jane Gallop

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822331025

Category: Photography

Page: 197

View: 5058

A photographer offers a subtle, beautiful meditation on the art of photography and its role in her family through the casual photos she has shot around the house. (Fine Arts)

Another Way of Telling


Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307794199

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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"There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our straightforward art form. As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the pratical engagement of the photgrapher, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag.

Thinking Photography


Author: Victor Burgin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349167169

Category: Photography

Page: 249

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The Complete Edition, in a New Translation


Author: Roland Barthes,Richard Howard,Annette Lavers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809071940

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 4710

"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

After Photography


Author: Fred Ritchin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393050240

Category: Photography

Page: 199

View: 5985

A survey of the myriad ways in which digital technology has fundamentally altered the way visual information is dispersed and experienced presents arguments for using new technological opportunities as a vehicle for better understanding today's rapidly changing world. 13,000 first printing.

What Photography Is


Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135844437

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 338

In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins argues that photography is also about meaninglessness--its apparently endless capacity to show us things that we do not want or need to see--and also about pain, because extremely powerful images can sear permanently into our consciousness. Extensively illustrated with a surprising range of images, the book demonstrates that what makes photography uniquely powerful is its ability to express the difficulty--physical, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic--of the act of seeing.

Classic essays on photography


Author: Alan Trachtenberg

Publisher: Leetes Island Books


Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 3478

Containing 30 essays that embody the history of photography, this collection includes contributions from Niepce, Daguerre, Fox, Talbot, Poe, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, and Weston, among others.