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The Photograph (Oxford History of Art)

Clarke, Graham

ISBN 10: 0192842005 / ISBN 13: 9780192842008
Published by Oxford University Press, 1997
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Oxford History of Art series. Study of history of photography from the early heliographs of the 1820s to the present, with chapters on the landscape, the city, portraits, the body, documentary & more, with 128 famous examples. Minor rubbing at cover edges, spine increased, no inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 006752

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Title: The Photograph (Oxford History of Art)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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How do we read a photograph? In this rich and fascinating work, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. From the first misty "heliograph" taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 to the classic compositions of Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Steiglitz and the striking postmodern strategies of Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarke provides a groundbreaking examination of photography's main subject areas--landscape, the city, portraiture, the body, and reportage--as well as a detailed analysis of exemplary images in terms of their cultural and ideological contexts. With over 130 illustrations, The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography and creating a record of the most dazzling, penetrating, and pervasive images of our time.

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In a series of brilliant discussions of major themes and genres, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most interesting critics on the subject such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. At the heart of the book is his innovative examination of the main subject areas - landscape, the city, portraiture, the body, and documentary reportage - and his detailed analysis of exemplary images in terms of their cultural and ideological contexts.

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