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Why Art Photography?.

Author: Lucy Soutter
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography's expanding field are supplemented with new material around timely topics such as globalization, selfie culture, and photographers' use of advanced digital  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Soutter
ISBN: 9781315270630 1315270633 9781351982573 1351982575
OCLC Number: 1014359303
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Why art photography?; The handbag question: value and meaning; Art photography vs. photography as art; The importance of context; Contemporary concerns; The arguments against art photography; Art values; Criticality and complicity; A note on the second edition; Global vs. local; Notes; 1. Hybrid genres: portraiture; Subtexts and backstories; Autonomy vs. contingency; The Duchampian turn; The conceptual shift; Postmodern textuality; In the context of the artistâ#x80;#x99;s career; Notes. 2. Objectivity and seriousnessObjectivity; Bernd and Hilla Becherâ#x80;#x99;s disinterestedness; Candida HÃœfer and the question of criticality; Frank Breuer and the threshold of boredom; Thomas Struthâ#x80;#x99;s photographic reality; Variations on deadpan; Where objectivity meets concern; Notes; 3. Fictive documents; Document vs. documentary; Documentary constructions; Useless documents; Documentary dilemmas; Tableau; In search of the real; What is fiction?; Refamiliarization; Parafiction; Technology and aesthetics; Levels of fiction; Notes; 4. Authenticity; Deadpan vs. authentic; Authenticity and the real. From author to narratorThe authentic and the personal; Authenticity in context; Presenting the authentic; Performativity; Marketing the true self; Outside interpretation; Selfie culture and social media; Notes; 5. Digital dialogues: spectacle and spectators; Pure image; Spectacle; Complicit artworks; Emancipated spectators; Poor image; Digital photography released from representation; Digital distribution; Notes; 6. Beyond photography; Image vs. object; â#x80;#x9C;Photographyâ#x80;#x99;s Expanded Fieldâ#x80;#x9D;; Medium/post-medium; Performing photography; Outside institutions; Is photography over? Expanded photographyNotes; Select bibliography; Index.

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"The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography's expanding field are supplemented with new material around timely topics such as globalization, selfie culture, and photographers' use of advanced digital technologies, including CGI and virtual reality. The new edition includes:an expanded introductionextended chapters featuring emerging trendsa larger selection of images, including new color images an improved and expanded bibliography. This new edition is essential for students looking to enrich their understanding of photography as a complex and multi-faceted art form."--Provided by publisher.

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Praise for the first edition:'While documentary photography is generally well understood, the diverse traditions of conceptual, semi-factual or entirely fictional art photography remain a mystery to Read more...

 
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