What Photography Is

What Photography Is

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In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins argues that photography is also about meaninglessness--its apparently endless capacity to show us things that we do not want or need to see--and also about pain, because extremely… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (May 03, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 4.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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