Photography: History and Theory introduces students to both the history of In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to. Trevor said: I think this book is more a history of theory about photography, than a In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to. Photography: History and Theory introduces students to both the history of photography and critical theory. From its inception in the nineteenth century.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. History and Theory introduces students to both the history of photography and critical theory.

The Best Books of Particular attention is paid to key thinkers, such as Baudelaire, Barthes and Sontag. This book is an astonishing performance, a nuanced and lucid argument addressed to all those interested in why photography matters today.

Nineteenth Century Caricature and Caricaturists, Illustrated. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Account Options Sign in. In addition, the centrality of photography to contemporary art practice is addressed through the theoretical work of Allan Sekula, John Tagg, Rosalind Krauss, and Vilem Flusser. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. You know, where you point your camera determines in large measure what you will see and what you will remember. Emerling’s work beautifully defines artistic practice and theory as complementary but not identical, and points out that images are always already ensembles of history and ideas.


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Joana Pereira marked it as to-read Oct 17, Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism. Casey added it Jan 05, In addition, Emerling provides close readings of key passages from some major theoretical texts. Did emerlinb know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

The text also includes readings of many canonical photographers and exhibitions including: Review quote ‘Jae Emerling has done the near impossible: From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography theoory instigated a series of theoretical debates. Feb 08, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: Emerling writes that ‘to study the history and theory of photography is to write and create alongside-and in the middle of-images.

That what a camera shows is exactly what we would have seen if we were there to see it. You push the button, and unlike a pencil, the camera takes everything in seemingly without choice. He is the author of Theory for Art History Routledge.

A substantial glossary of critical terms and names, as well as an extensive bibliography, make this the ideal book for courses on the history and theory of photography.

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This book is a must for anyone serious about the production, appreciation, or use of photographic images in the hkstory century. Barbara is currently reading it Sep 05, Systems We Have Loved. Inna marked it as to-read Jan 06, I will need to read this book emerlng — when I get time — but the key ideas I want to highlight here are around the indexical nature of the photographic image and the role of agency in photographic reproduction. Many theorists have been convinced that what is most important about photographs is that they are indexes — in much the same way that we have an index finger, also known as a pointing-finger — an index points to something else.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. We make images of what makes sense of the world – but that means fitting our images into an already existing way of understanding. But we are eternally fooled by the lie that the camera never lies.