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  • ISBN: 019284248X
  • ISBN: 9780192842480
  • ISBN: 0192842005
  • ISBN: 9780192842008
  • Physical Description: 247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 1997.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is a photograph? -- How do we read a photograph? -- Photography and the nineteenth century -- Landscape in photography -- The city in photography -- The portrait in photography -- The body in photography -- Documentary photography -- The photograph as fine art -- The photograph manipulated -- The cabinet of infinite curiosities.
Summary, etc.:
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 engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. At the heart of the book is his innovative examination of photography's 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.
Subject: Photography > History.
Photographie > Histoire.
Fotografía > Historia.
Photographes > 20e siècle.
Photographes > 19e siècle.
Photographie > Thèmes, motifs.
Genre: History.