On Photography (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2011 - Photography - 224 pages
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” It begins with the famous “In Plato’s Cave”essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching “Brief Anthology of Quotations.”


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Great for photography lovers! - Goodreads
This is a devastating book, if you like photographs. - Goodreads
This is the worst book I've read about photography. - Goodreads
Photography is looking at death. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Margaret Robbins - Goodreads

Great for photography lovers! I read it for one of my seminars this semester and bought it for my dad for Christmas. :) Read full review

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User Review  - Kholloud Almuraikhi - Goodreads

A must read for all photographer .. Loved the way the writer thinks Read full review


Title Page
America Seen Through Photographs Darkly
Melancholy Object
The Heroism of Vision
Photographic Evangels
The ImageWorld
A Brief Anthology of Quotations
Also by Susan Sontag

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About the author (2011)

Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America; I, Etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays; and five works of nonfiction, among them Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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