Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing

3.36 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781566635394: Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Pictures made by a lens are inextricably linked to the real world―the world the photographer not only sees but lives in and thinks about. The most ambitious photographs (in an earlier time one might confidently have said the greatest photographs) recognize that an understanding of the identities of things, and of their relationships, is as important as the harmonious combination of the shapes these things make when projected by a lens onto a flat surface. Starting from this premise, and in elegant and incisive prose, Jerry Thompson in Truth and Photography explores the many-leveled relationship between seeing and thinking. The book reproduces (in duotone) and the essays discuss some twenty photographs―some as well known as any the medium has produced, some more obscure, and some never before published. Mr. Thompson's discussions of pictures and picture-taking occasions are not strictly historical, nor are they concerned only with theoretical considerations. They do not rely exclusively on the author's thirty-year experience as a working photographer, nor are they confined to the medium of photography. Rather, Mr. Thompson employs multiple perspectives, usually in the same essay and often on a single picture. His examinations are penetrating, sustained, allusive, and frequently thrilling. They represent not settled explanations but living thought.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

In three elegant essays Mr. Thompson explores the many-leveled relationship between seeing and thinking. The book reproduces and the essays discuss some twenty-four photographs. Mr. Thompson’s examinations are penetrating, sustained, allusive, and frequently thrilling.

About the Author:

Jerry L. Thompson has been a working professional photographer since 1973. He studied at the University of Texas and at Yale, has held Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and has been photographer in residence in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His pictures may be found in the permanent collections of major American museums. His other books include The Last Years of Walker Evans and, with Susan M. Vogel, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Art. He lives in Amenia, New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomson, Jerry L.
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookNest
(Blairstown, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. New hardcover with no remainder mark. DJ glossy with some minor shelf wear. Page edges yellowing. Professional service from a Main Street bookstore.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1 inches; 184 pages. Seller Inventory # 37698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Thomson, Jerry L.
Published by Ivan R. Dee
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee. Hardcover. Condition: New. 156663539X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2122951960

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Thompson, Jerry L.
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TN-9781566635394

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jerry L. Thomson
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Essays by one of the great, classical, American portrait photographers of this era. Move over Susan Sontag!"-Michael Lesy. "Not only are Jerry Thompson's essays beautifully composed, but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it."-Hilton Kramer. Seller Inventory # ANB9781566635394

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Thomson, Jerry L.
Published by National Book Network
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Book Network. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 156663539X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jerry L. Thomson
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Essays by one of the great, classical, American portrait photographers of this era. Move over Susan Sontag!"-Michael Lesy. "Not only are Jerry Thompson's essays beautifully composed, but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it."-Hilton Kramer. Seller Inventory # ANB9781566635394

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jerry L. Thomson
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Essays by one of the great, classical, American portrait photographers of this era. Move over Susan Sontag!"-Michael Lesy. "Not only are Jerry Thompson's essays beautifully composed, but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it."-Hilton Kramer. Seller Inventory # BTE9781566635394

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jerry L. Thomson
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX156663539X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jerry L. Thomson
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M156663539X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Thomson, Jerry L.
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2003)
ISBN 10: 156663539X ISBN 13: 9781566635394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11156663539X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book