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The Photography Reader

Author : Liz Wells
ISBN : 0415749182
Genre : Photography
File Size : 30.51 MB
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Following on from its hugely successful first edition, The Photography Reader: History and Theory provides deeper insight into the critical discussions around photography - its production, its uses and its effects. Presenting both the historical ideas and the continuing theoretical debates within photography and photographic study, this second edition contains essays by photographers including Edward Weston and László Moholy-Nagy, and key thinkers such as Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. Along with its companion text - The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity - this is the most comprehensive introduction to photography and photographic criticism. This new edition features: - Over 50 additional photographs - New essays from photographers and academics - Revised introductions, setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context - Sections on Art photography, Documentary and Photomedia. Includes essays by: Jan Baetens, Roland Barthes, Geoffrey Batchen, David Bate, André Bazin, Walter Benjamin, Lynn Berger, Matthew Biro, Osip Brik, Victor Burgin, Hubert Damisch, Edmundo Desnoes, Umberto Eco, Elizabeth Edwards, Steve Edwards, Andy Grundberg, Lisa Henderson, Estelle Jussim, Sarah Kember, Siegfried Kracauer, Rosalind Krauss, Martin Lister, Lev Manovich, Christian Metz, W. J. T. Mitchell, Tina Modotti, László Moholy-Nagy, Wright Morris, Darren Newbury, Daniel Palmer, Marjorie Perloff, Fred Ritchin, Martha Rosler, Steven Skopik, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Susan Sontag, Lucy Soutter, John Szarkowski, John Tagg, Hilde Van Gelder, Ian Walker, Liz Wells, Edward Weston, Peter Wollen.
Category: Photography

The Visual Culture Reader

Author : Nicholas Mirzoeff
ISBN : 0415252229
Genre : Art
File Size : 53.97 MB
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This book brings together key writings as well as specially commissioned articles covering a wealth of visual forms including photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, television, cinema and digital culture. The reader features an introductory section tracing the development of visual culture studies in response to globalization and digital culture, and articles grouped into thematic sections, each prefaced by an introduction by the editor.
Category: Art

The City Cultures Reader

Author : Malcolm Miles
ISBN : 0415302455
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.65 MB
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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Category: Social Science

The Film Cultures Reader

Author : Graeme Turner
ISBN : 0415252814
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 77.41 MB
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The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture.
Category: Performing Arts

The Feminism And Visual Culture Reader

Author : Amelia Jones
ISBN : 0415267056
Genre : Art
File Size : 29.34 MB
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Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.
Category: Art

The Design Culture Reader

Author : Ben Highmore
ISBN : 0415403561
Genre : Art
File Size : 73.27 MB
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Design is part of ordinary, everyday life, to be found in every room in every building in the world. While we may tend to think of design in terms of highly desirable objects, this book encourages us to think about design as ubiquitous (from plumbing to television) and as an agent of social change (from telephones to weapon systems). The Design Culture Reader brings together an international array of writers whose work is of central importance for thinking about design culture in the past, present and future. Essays from philosophers, media and cultural theorists, historians of design, anthropologists, cultural historians, artists and literary critics all demonstrate the enormous potential of design studies for understanding the modern world. Organised in thematic sections, The Design Culture Reader explores the social role of design by looking at the impact it has in a number of areas - especially globalisation, ecology, and the changing experiences of modern life. Particular essays focus on topics such asdesign and the senses , design and war and design and technology, while the editor's introduction to the collection provides a compelling argument for situating design studies at the very forefront of contemporary thought.
Category: Art

The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader

Author : Vanessa R. Schwartz
ISBN : 0415308666
Genre : History
File Size : 21.93 MB
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The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising.
Category: History

The Handbook Of Photography Studies

Author : Gil Pasternak
ISBN : 9781000211412
Genre : Photography
File Size : 48.95 MB
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The Handbook of Photography Studies is a state-of-the-art overview of the field of photography studies, examining its thematic interests, dynamic research methodologies and multiple scholarly directions. It is a source of well-informed, analytical and reflective discussions of all the main subjects that photography scholars have been concerned with as well as a rigorous study of the field’s persistent expansion at a time when digital technology regularly boosts our exposure to new and historical photographs alike. Split into five core parts, the Handbook analyzes the field’s histories, theories and research strategies; discusses photography in academic disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; draws out the main concerns of photographic scholarship; interrogates photography’s cultural and geopolitical influences; and examines photography’s multiple uses and continued changing faces. Each part begins with an introductory text, giving historical contextualization and scholarly orientation. Featuring the work of international experts, and offering diverse examples, insights and discussions of the field’s rich historiography, the Handbook provides critical guidance to the most recent research in photography studies. This pioneering and comprehensive volume presents a systematic synopsis of the subject that will be an invaluable resource for photography researchers and students from all disciplinary backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Category: Photography

Visual Culture

Author : Jessica Evans
ISBN : 0761962484
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.42 MB
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Visual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this reader puts issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.
Category: Social Science

Photography

Author : Liz Wells
ISBN : 0415307031
Genre : Photography
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This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing. This new edition retains the thematic structure and text features of its predecessors but also expands coverage on photojournalism, digital imaging techniques, race and colonialism. The content is updated with additional international and contemporary examples and images throughout and the inclusion of colour photos. Features of this new edition include: *Key concepts and short biographies of major thinkers *Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples *A full glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography *Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites
Category: Photography

Cultures Of Vision

Author : Ron Burnett
ISBN : UOM:39015031874673
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Late twentieth-century culture is saturated with images. As home photographs shift from the print format to digital technology and as video moves from the television screen to multimedia, it is crucial to develop new strategies of interpreting and analyzing these images."--Jacket.
Category: Performing Arts

The Image Factory

Author : Paul Frosh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117990015
Genre : Photography
File Size : 30.26 MB
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This title exposes the interior workings of the visual content industry, which produces approximately 70 per cent of the images that define consumer cultures. It combines original research on stock photography with a theoretical take on the circulation of images in contemporary culture.
Category: Photography

The Focal Encyclopedia Of Photography

Author : Leslie Stroebel
ISBN : 0240514173
Genre : Photography
File Size : 66.38 MB
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A comprehensive reference work which provides information on all technical aspects of photography including equipment, processing, development, and enlarging
Category: Photography

Art Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015048235157
Genre : Art
File Size : 35.79 MB
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Category: Art

Time Media And Modernity

Author : E. Keightley
ISBN : 9781137020680
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.3 MB
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A wide ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of media time and mediated temporalities. The chapters explore the diverse ways in which time is articulated by media technologies, the way time is constructed, represented and communicated in cultural texts, and how it is experienced in different social contexts and environments.
Category: Social Science

American Visual Cultures

Author : David Holloway
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121951144
Genre : Art
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An annotated bibliography of suggested further reading completes this invaluable and unique resource for the student and teacher of modern American art, media and culture.
Category: Art

The Future Of Visual Anthropology

Author : Sarah Pink
ISBN : 9781134247134
Genre : Art
File Size : 23.54 MB
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From an eminent author in the field, The Future of Visual Anthropology develops a new approach to visual anthropology and presents a groundbreaking examination of developments within the field and the way forward for the subdiscipline in the twenty-first century. The explosion of visual media in recent years has generated a wide range of visual and digital technologies which have transformed visual research and analysis. The result is an exciting new interdisciplinary approach of great potential influence for the future of social/cultural anthropology. Sarah Pink argues that this potential can be harnessed by engaging visual anthropology with its wider contexts, including: the increasing use of visual research methods across the social sciences and humanities the growth in popularity of the visual as methodology and object of analysis within mainstream anthropology and applied anthropology the growing interest in 'anthropology of the senses' and media anthropology the development of new visual technologies that allow anthropologists to work in new ways. This book has immense interdisciplinary potential, and is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of visual anthropology, media anthropology, visual cultural studies, media studies and sociology.
Category: Art

Ubiquitous Photography

Author : Martin Hand
ISBN : 9780745656670
Genre : Social Science
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The rise of digital photography and imaging has transformed the landscape of visual communication and culture. Events, activities, moments, objects, and people are ‘captured' and distributed as images on an unprecedented scale. Many of these are shared publicly; some remain private, others become intellectual property, and some have the potential to shape global events. In this timely introduction, the ubiquity of photography is explored in relation to interdisciplinary debates about changes in the production, distribution, and consumption of images in digital culture. Ubiquitous Photography provides a critical examination of the technologies, practices, and cultural significance of digital photography, placing the phenomenon in historical, social, and political-economic context. It examines shifts in image-making, storage, commodification, and interpretation as highly significant processes of digitally mediated communication in an increasingly image-rich culture. It covers debates in social and cultural theory, the history and politics of image-making and manipulation, the current explosion in amateur photography, tagging and sharing via social networking, and citizen journalism. The book engages with key contemporary theoretical issues about memory and mobility, authorship and authenticity, immediacy and preservation, and the increased visibility of ordinary social life. Drawing upon a range of sources and original empirical research, Ubiquitous Photography provides a comprehensive introduction to critical academic debate and concrete developments in the field of digital photography. It is essential reading for students and scholars interested in media and society, visual culture, and digital technology.
Category: Social Science

Cultural Studies And Critical Theory

Author : Patrick Fuery
ISBN : UOM:39015042649254
Genre : Social Science
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Cultural Studies and Critical Theory explores questions of culture, representation, gender, power, sexuality, and the postmodern. What is culture? And why is it divided into high, middle, and popular? What is a text, and how does it work in the world? What issues fuel contemporary cultural politics? What is the subject, and why has it become such a burning issue in cultural studies? This book thoroughly revises and updates Cultural Studies and the New Humanities: Concepts and Controversies. Drawing on the strengths of the earlier edition, it provides a comprehensive overview of issues in the humanities at the turn of the new millennium, providing historical background, defining key terms, and introducing the ideas of influential thinkers. New chapters have been added on the rise of visual cultures and the fierce contemporary debate between identity politics and queer theory. Students at all levels will find this to be an accessible and thought-provoking text. - Back cover.
Category: Social Science

Only Skin Deep

Author : International Center of Photography
ISBN : UOM:39015058095640
Genre : Photography
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Exploring the role of photography in shaping modern ideas about race, nation, and selfhood, this critical study--enhanced by three hundred full-color images--assesses the impact of photography on race and racial identity.
Category: Photography