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The critical eye : fifteen pictures to understand photography

Author: Lyle Rexer
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect Books, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Critical Eye provides a comprehensive approach to the critical understanding of photography through an in-depth discussion of fifteen photographs and their contexts - historical, generic, biographical, and aesthetic. Lyle Rexer argues that by concentrating on just a few carefully chosen works it is possible to understand the history, development, and contemporary situation of photography. Looking at images by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle Rexer
ISBN: 9781783209842 1783209844
OCLC Number: 1179481210
Accession No: (DK-800010)99122730011505763
Description: 151 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: How Is a Photograph?Life and Work: Does Biography Matter?Reading Photographs: Decisions in and Beyond the FrameThe Origins of PhotographiesPortraits: The Other Side of the MaskStreet Photography: Where the Sidewalk EndsFrom Self-Portrait to Selfie: Memes Come TrueOther Natures (Landscape in Five Views of Yosemite)Beyond FashionTroubling Images: Don't Look NowThem/UsAbstraction in Photography: Picture NothingPhotojournalism: A World of WitnessesUnphotographableEverybody's Pictures
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The Critical Eye provides a comprehensive approach to the critical understanding of photography through an in-depth discussion of fifteen photographs and their contexts - historical, generic, biographical, and aesthetic. Lyle Rexer argues that by concentrating on just a few carefully chosen works it is possible to understand the history, development, and contemporary situation of photography. Looking at images by photographers such as Roland Fischer, Myoung Ho Lee, Zanele Muholi, and Ernest Cole, The Critical Eye addresses a wide range of issues involved in photography, from authorial self-consciousness to the role of the audience, and with every chapter it seeks to link the history of photography to current practice

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'It seems to me just what photo history needs now. People have forgotten how to look at photographs, so I applaud the concept, as well as the spot-on topics.' -- Stephen Pinson, curator, Metropolitan Read more...

 
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