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At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen

Author: Shawn Michelle Smith
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
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"The advent of photography revolutionized perception, making visible what was once impossible to see with the human eye. In At the Edge of Sight, Shawn Michelle Smith engages these dynamics of seeing and not seeing, focusing attention as much on absence as presence, on the invisible as the visible. Exploring the limits of photography and vision, she asks: What fails to register photographically, and what remains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Michelle Smith
ISBN: 9780822354864 0822354861 9780822355021 0822355027
OCLC Number: 825047371
Description: xvii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: First photographs --
Race and reproduction in Camera Lucida --
The politics of pictorialism : another look at F. Holland Day --
The space between : Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies --
Preparing the way for the train : Andrew J. Russell --
Chansonetta Stanley Emmons's nostalgic views --
Augustus Washington and the civil contract of photography --
Afterimages: Abu Ghraib --
Epilogue: A parting glance.
Responsibility: Shawn Michelle Smith.

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Shawn Michelle Smith examines how the advent of photography revolutionized perception, making what was once invisible visible, while also revealing the limitations of what can be seen.  Read more...

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"A beautifully written and deeply original book, At the Edge of Sight integrates historical and theoretical sophistication with the author's distinguished practice of photography in very new ways. Read more...

 
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