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Photography : the key concepts

Author: David Bate
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2009.
Series: Key concepts
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlining the history of photography and explaining the body of theory which has built up around its use, this book guides the reader through the genres of documentary, portraiture, landscape, still life, art and global photography.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bate
ISBN: 9781845206666 1845206665 1845206673 9781845206673
OCLC Number: 477123117
Description: x, 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: CONTENTS List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Genre Approaches Introduction Summary 1 History De?nitions Historical Problems The History of Photography Photography as Discourse Photographs as Historical Objects Historical Example Photographic Knowledge Plural Meanings Chapter Summary 2 Photography Theory A Short History of Photography Theory Theory of Representation The Language of Photography Points of View Denotation - The Visual Signi?ers Connotations - The Cultural Signi?ed Realism and Reality Poststructuralism Chapter Summary 3 Documentary and Story-telling Editorial Control Auteur Photographers Democratic Vision How the Other Half Lives Reportage 'Decisive Moment' as Peripateia Staging Reality Eyewitness Reality and Representation Desire to See Colour Documentary Tableaux on the Street Chapter Summary 4 Looking at Portraits Identity The Industrial Portrait Mass Portraiture Bureaucratic Portraits Elements of a Portrait 'Reading' Portraits Recognition Identi?cation Narcissism and Looking Projection The Blank Expression Chapter Summary 5 In the Landscape Vision and Knowledge History of Landscape Beauty and the Sublime Photographic Vision Exploration Aesthetics of Description Composure Panoramas Conclusion Chapter Summary 6 The Rhetoric of Still Life Advertising Critique of Advertising Advertising Agency Social Fantasy Product Shots Techniques The Art of Description Still-life Sub-genres Hyperbole The New Objectivity Rhetoric of the Image The Object Image Chapter Summary 7 Art Photography Art Autonomy Mediums Painting and Photography Paradigms Photography in Contemporary Art The Pictorial Paradigm Conceptual Art Street Photography 'Fine art' photography Postmodernism Art as Global Industry Chapter Sumary 8 Global Photography The Globalization of Photography The Flow of Photography World Photography Critique of Universalism Local Readings The World Wide Web The Digital Photograph Image Dissemination Chapter Summary Questions for Essays and Class Discussion Annotated Guide for Further Reading Notes Select Bibliography Index
Series Title: Key concepts
Responsibility: by David Bate.

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