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Why art photography?

Author: Lucy Soutter
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Soutter, Lucy.
Why art photography?
New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2012030670
(OCoLC)712124039
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Soutter
ISBN: 9781136474804 1136474803 9780203130582 0203130588
OCLC Number: 827944826
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Hybrid Genres: Portraiture --
2. Objectivity and Seriousness --
3. Fictive Documents --
4. Authenticity --
5. Digital Dialogues: Spectacle and Spectators --
6. Beyond Photography.
Responsibility: Lucy Soutter.

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"Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography's expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way. This book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of photography as an art form."--

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'While documentary photography is generally well understood, the diverse traditions of conceptual, semi-factual or entirely fictional art photography remain a mystery to many.ã Why Art Photography?ã Read more...

 
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