Photography

Photography

A Cultural History

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694933

Category: Photography

Page: 544

View: 3803

Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.
Photography

Photography

A Cultural History

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205988945

Category: Photography

Page: 552

View: 1973

A richer, more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, Photography: A Cultural History, 4/e surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium's multifold developments and see the historical and cultural contexts in which photographers lived and worked. Mary Marien's comprehensive survey shows how photography has sharpened, if not altered forever, our perception of the world. It provides a unique focus on contemporary photo-based work and electronic media. The book was written to introduce students to photography, requiring no previous technical knowledge of photography. The fourth edition has been revised to include new material and to expand topics that have received recent scholarly and public attention. Material on the history of photography in China, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present, has been added throughout the new edition. For the first time, adopting instructors may receive access to a PowerPoint set containing many images from the book.
History

War and Photography

A Cultural History

Author: Caroline Brothers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135035296

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1098

Drawing on the work of Barthes, Eco, Foucault, Baudrillard, Burgin and Tagg, and on the historians of mentalities, War and Photography presents a theoretical approach to the understanding of press photography in its historical and contemporary context. Brothers applies her argument with special reference to French and British newspaper images of the Spanish Civil War, a selection of which is presented in the book. Rejecting analyses based upon the content of the images alone, she argues that photographic meaning is largely predetermined by its institutional and cultural context. Acting as witnesses despite themselves, photographs convey a wealth of information not about any objective reality, but about the collective attitudes and beliefs particular to the culture in which they operate.
Photography

Photography

A Cultural History

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856696661

Category: Photography

Page: 552

View: 2510

This remains the only book to trace the entire history of photography in its cultural context, worldwide. This book includes 16 additional pages and a wealth of up to date, new material.
Photographie - Ästhetik

Die helle Kammer

Bemerkung zur Photographie

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518224489

Category: Photographie - Ästhetik

Page: 137

View: 9344

Photography

Photography and its Critics

A Cultural History, 1839-1900

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107403383

Category: Photography

Page: 242

View: 5559

Photography and its Critics offers an original overview of nineteenth-century American and European writing about photography from such disparate fields as art theory, social reform, and physiology. In this study, Mary Warner Marien argues that photography was an important social and cultural symbol for modernity and change in several fields, such as art and social reform. Moreover, she demonstrates how photography quickly emerged as a pliant symbol for modernity and change, one that could as easily oppose progress as promote democracy.
Education

Photography, A Cultural History

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467298948

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 1300

Facts101 is your complete guide to Photography, A Cultural History. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Expanding Domain, Photography in the Modern Age, A New Vision, and Through the Lens of Culture plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Photography

A Staggering Revolution

A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

Author: John Raeburn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092198

Category: Photography

Page: 424

View: 2491

During the 1930s, the world of photography was unsettled, exciting, and boisterous. John Raeburn's A Staggering Revolution recreates the energy of the era by surveying photography's rich variety of innovation, exploring the aesthetic and cultural achievements of its leading figures, and mapping the paths their pictures blazed public's imagination. While other studies of thirties photography have concentrated on the documentary work of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), no previous book has considered it alongside so many of the decade's other important photographic projects. A Staggering Revolution includes individual chapters on Edward Steichen's celebrity portraiture; Berenice Abbott's Changing New York project; the Photo League's ethnography of Harlem; and Edward Weston's western landscapes, made under the auspices of the first Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a photographer. It also examines Margaret Bourke-White's industrial and documentary pictures, the collective undertakings by California's Group f.64, and the fashion magazine specialists, as well as the activities of the FSA and the Photo League.
Photography

Photography and the Cultural History of the Postwar European City

Author: Tom Allbeson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781474234962

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 699

In 1945, civilians of the cities and towns of postwar Europe faced the daunting task of urban reconstruction and recovery. Through a broad range of case studies, from publicly-circulating aerial photography to press coverage of the opening of UNESCO headquarters, this book explores the impact of urban photography at a critical moment in European architectural history. Tracing how images trafficked between conceptual, media and material spaces in France, Britain and Germany, the book reveals how photography shaped the architecture of each country, reflecting each nation's attitudes to the past and vision of its future. Fascinating reading for historians of visual and urban culture, this is the first volume to analyse how official publications and the illustrated popular press pictured and promoted pivotal ideas and perspectives on the city, nationhood and Western Europe.
Photographic criticism

A Cultural History of Photography

Mapping the Image Flow

Author: Michelle Henning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138782532

Category: Photographic criticism

Page: 218

View: 8532

We live in a time in which photographs have become extraordinarily mobile. They can be exchanged and circulated at the swipe of a finger across a screen. The digital photographic image appears and disappears with a mere gesture of the hand. Yet, this book argues that this mobility of the image was merely accelerated by digital media and telecommunications. Photographs, from the moment of their invention, set images loose by making them portable, reproducible, projectable, reduced in size and multiplied. The fact that we do not associate analogue photography with such mobility has much to do with the limitations of existing histories and theories of photography, which have tended to view photographic mobility as either an incidental characteristic or a fault. Photography : The Unfettered Image traces the emergence of these ways of understanding photography, but also presents a differently nuanced and materialist history in which photography is understood as part of a larger development of media technologies. It is situated in much broader cultural contexts: caught up in the European colonial ambition to "grasp the world" and in the development of a new, artificial "second nature" dependent on the large-scale processing of animal and mineral materials. Focussing primarily on Victorian and 1920s¿30s practices and theories, it demonstrates how photography was never simply a technology for fixing a fleeting reality.

Fotografie als zeitgenössische Kunst

Author: Charlotte Cotton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783422070967

Category:

Page: 248

View: 6494

Der erste Band der Reihe Kunst Kompakt widmet sich dem Spektrum der zeitgenössischen Fotografie: von scheinbar banalen Schnappschüssen bis zu den akribisch inszenierten tableaux eines Jeff Wall bespricht das Buch all jene Aspekte, die diese Kunstform im 21. Jahrhundert auszeichnet. Neben prominenten Fotografen wie Cindy Sherman oder Andreas Gursky lassen sich auch viele weniger bekannte Künstler entdecken, die die Beständigkeit, aber auch die Vielseitigkeit dieses Mediums eindrucksvoll belegen.

BIG SHOTS !

Die Geheimnisse der weltbesten Fotografen

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783907100516

Category:

Page: 128

View: 6838

Keine komplizierten Kurven. Keine technischen Diagramme. ”BIG SHOTS!“ führt Sie durch die Grundlagen von Komposition, Belichtung, Licht, Objektiven und Bildgestaltung, ohne Sie mit Technikgefasel zu langweilen. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Einsteiger und Profis und eignet sich für Besitzer von Kompakt- und DSLR-Kameras. Randvoll mit praktischen Tipps und Techniken, die sich sofort in Ihren Fotos zeigen. Mit einer Auswahl der besten Aufnahmen von 50 renommierten Fotografen von Weltrang, die dazu inspirieren, selbst zur Kamera zu greifen.

Art photography now

Author: Susan Bright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899041866

Category:

Page: 224

View: 8972

Cet ouvrage présente le travail de76 des plus importants artistes photographes d'aujourd'hui : Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Allan Sekula, Boris Mikhailov, Inez Lamsweerde, Stéphane Meisel, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sam Taylor-Wood, en sept chapitres, selon le sujet - le portrait, le paysage, le récit, l'objet, la mode, le documentaire et la ville.
History

Kulturgeschichte des Klimas

Von der Eiszeit bis zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406625053

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 620

Zum Buch Alle sprechen vom Wetter. Darüber, wie es werden wird, gibt es derzeit mehr Voraussagen als je zuvor. Aber was wissen wir über Klimaschwankungen vor 500 oder vor 5000 Jahren? Wie können wir überhaupt etwas über die Geschichte des Wetters herausfinden? Schließlich: Wie haben sich die Klimaschwankungen der Vergangenheit auf den Menschen, seine Lebensweise und seine Kultur ausgewirkt? Der Historiker Wolfgang Behringer erschließt uns in einem faszinierenden Streifzug, was wir über Klimaänderungen und ihre kulturellen Konsequenzen vom Holozän bis ins 21. Jahrhundert wissen. Er führt uns ein in die historische Forschung zur Klimaentwicklung und zeigt uns, welche Schwankungen es gab und wie sie das Fortkommen des Homo sapiens behinderten oder beförderten. Sein spannendes Buch führt uns plastisch vor Augen, mit welchen Schwierigkeiten, manchmal aber auch mit welch angenehmen Wetterepochen unsere Vorfahren konfrontiert waren und wie sie damit umgingen. Das lehrt uns nicht zuletzt Mut zu fassen, den Klimawandel als die Herausforderung unserer Gegenwart zu begreifen und in einem besseren Sinne als bisher zu beeinflussen.
Photography

100 Ideas that Changed Photography

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697965

Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 7597

This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies, and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.
Fiction

Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit

Roman

Author: James Jones

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036683

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 2628

Ein weltberühmter Klassiker der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur, der seinen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat und kurz nach Erscheinen verfilmt wurde. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des einfachen amerikanischen Soldaten Priwitt, der mit seiner Kompanie auf Hawaii stationiert ist. Weil er glaubt, auch als Soldat ein Anrecht auf eine menschliche Behandlung zu haben, beginnt eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und seinem Vorgesetzten. ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zeichnet ein schonungsloses Porträt der amerikanischen Armee auf Hawaii kurz vor der Katastrophe. Mit dem Fall japanischer Bomben auf Pearl Harbor tritt Amerika in den Zweiten Weltkrieg ein.