What Photography Is

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In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins argues that photography is also about meaninglessness--its apparently endless capacity to show us things ...

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Routledge (April 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780415995689
ISBN-13: 978-0415995689
ASIN: 041599568X
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3225689
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Posiblemente uno de los peores libros que he leído. Se trata de un monólog interno del autor, repleto de divagaciones, que resultan en muy pocas conclusiones interesantes. Si "Camera Lucida" es tu libro de cabecera tal vez te interese leerlo, sino lo...

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not want or need to see--and also about pain, because extremely powerful images can sear permanently into our consciousness. Extensively illustrated with a surprising range of images, the book demonstrates that what makes photography uniquely powerful is its ability to express the difficulty--physical, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic--of the act of seeing.