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Photography today : a history of contemporary photography

Author: Mark Durden
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively and accessible survey of photography as art since the 1960s, exploring how, in the hands of some of the world's greatest photographic artists, it has developed into a respected and versatile artistic medium.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Durden
ISBN: 9780714845630 0714845639
OCLC Number: 872979714
Description: 463 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: The copy: authorship and reproduction --
The face: the pose and the mask --
Colour: surface a nd depth --
The street: discord and harmony --
Landscapes: nature, culture and power --
History: witnessing atrocity --
The body: ideal and real --
Documentary: engagement and exploitation --
Self: looking in and acting out --
Constructions: signs, fantasy and the tableau form --
Photography tomorrow.
Responsibility: Mark Durden.

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"Deft cross referencing, only possible by a deep knowledge of the subject, is typical of the book as a whole. . .Durden employs a poetic approach to writing often, which gives the book a lightness, Read more...

 
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