Criticizing photographs: an introduction to understanding images

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Mayfield Pub. Co., 1990 - Photography - 180 pages
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This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), "Criticizing Photographs" provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development. The fourth edition includes new black and white and color images, updated commentary, a completely revised chapter on theory that offers a broad discussion of digital images, and an expanded chapter eight on studio critiques and writing about photographs, plus examples of student writing and critique. .

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This is one book that every photography/art student should be made to read. You will never find a more succinct and intelligent approach to understanding images and what criticism truly is. Read full review

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Definitely from critic point of view... I was hoping to learn about what makes a photograph a good one, but this was more about what statement the artist was making and not about striving for beauty. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Terry Barrett is Professor of Art Education, with a joint appointment in the Department of Art, at The Ohio State University, where he is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award for courses in criticism and aesthetics within education. He has authored four books: "Interpreting Art: Reflecting, Wondering and Responding; Criticizing Art: Understanding the Contemporary" (2nd ed.); "Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images" (4th ed.); and "Talking about Student Art." He edited the anthology "Lessons for Teaching Art Criticism", published articles in "Aesthetic Education, Afterimage, Art Education, Exposure, Camera-Lucida, Dialogue, Cultural Research in Art Education, New Advocate, New Art Examiner, Studies in Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, Theory into Practice, Visual Arts Research", and many chapters in edited books. He is an art critic in education for the Ohio Arts Council, consults museum education departments, juries exhibitions, and conducts workshops on studio critiques and writing.

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