Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.
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Review: Camera Lucida: Reflections on PhotographyUser Review - Cărăşălu - Goodreads
Barthes's writing is lovely. I get the feeling of "live thinking". He jumps between ideas, feelings and observations with an enviable intellectual acrobacy. The downside is that it's rather hard to ... Read full review
Review: Camera Lucida: Reflections on PhotographyUser Review - Theresa - Goodreads
I found this short book a bit frustrating at first, while I was still under the impression that I was reading a book about photography. Barthes' discussion takes off from the experience of the viewer ... Read full review