Photography Theory in Historical Perspective

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2011 - Photography - 269 pages
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Photography Theory in Historical Perspective: Case Studies from Contemporary Art aims to contribute to the understanding of the multifaceted and complex character of the photographic medium by dealing with various case studies selected from photographic practices in contemporary art, discussed in the context of views and theories of photography from its inception.
  • uses case studies to explain photographic practices in contemporary art and place them in the context of theory
  • presents current debates on theory of photography through comparisons to research of other visual media
  • applicable to vernacular and documentary photography as well as art photography
  

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Contents

The Impact of the Digital
23
The Rivalry
64
Positioning
112
Selfreflective Photography
190
Glossary
227
References
233
Credits and sources
256
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About the author (2011)

Hilde Van Gelder is editor of the Lieven Gevaert Series. She has co-edited several books inthe series, including Photography Between Poetry and Politics: The Critical Position of the Photographic Medium in Contemporary Art (2008).

 

Helen Westgeest is editor and one of the authors of Take Place: Photography and Place from Multiple Perspectives (2009).

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