These are the words Eduardo Cadava situates as an epigraph to his remarkable new book, Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History. With an eye to. Focusing on Walter Benjamin’s discussions of the flashes and images of history, this book argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and . Words of Light has 32 ratings and 4 reviews. Here Eduardo Cadava demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the lang.

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Ariella Azoulay – – Verso. Mikael Pettersson – – Philosophical Quarterly 62 David rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Not needing to be concerned with originality or the ritual of art its function reversed. Thanks for telling lf about the problem. Preview — Words of Light by Eduardo Cadava.

Nick rated it it was amazing Sep edaurdo, It gives us the most complete picture to date of Benjamin’s reflections on history. For example, there is a point when all four legs of a horse are off the ground while it is running—something we did not know before the invention of the camera.


Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The idea that an image is both dead and alive because it is a static, frozen interpretation of what existed, it speaks of what is gone but yet it continues to lght the referent long after it has passed.

Rather than capture moments accurately, it tells us about death. It is an impossible attempt at trying to make things stay the same while also being a sad acceptance that lught cannot.

Trivia About Words of Light: Besides this extreme example, the production of art today is coupled with llight about its promotion, how and where it will be displayed, who will sponsor it, and its market value. If the situation itself is the original, and our life the art, then not just photography, but all art forms, are merely reproductions.

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Find it on Scholar. Parvaneh Hosseinzadeh rated it liked it Jan 02, Revista de la Facultad de Filosofia y Humanidades We have seen so many pictures of the Mona Lisa that when we see it in person it is like any other picture. Want to Read saving…. Cadavz Preview See a Problem? Walter Benjamin – – In Christopher Want ed. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Benjamin.


It’s all about Nietzsche, Bergson, and Proust.

Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History by Eduardo Cadava

The negative could then be seen as the ideal. Photography in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Paperbackpages. A Small History of Photography. The photograph is a souvenir of existence.

Patrick Maynard – – Cornell University Press. Sign in Create an account. Hannah rated it really liked it Wofds 11, Especially great because he doesn’t bring Hegel or Lukacs into it at all.

Even though they seem separate they are completely infused with politics. Emily rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Mai rated it liked it Jan 05,