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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Superb scholarly book on photographs.

    Parts of this text are lucid and easy to comprehend. Other parts are incredibly dense and almost crazy. I found it easy to pick it up and read sections out of order, say, at bedtime, almost like a Choose Your Own Adventures books. I could picture myself carrying it around on the top of a stack of books as if to indicate my snooty intellectual status. Because I am enrolled in a photography class now, it is especially meaningful. It would take an advanced high school student to enjoy the complexity of language, which seems to be well-translated. I wish the photographs he chose to include were situated next to the text that explores them. A terrific read for brainy academic photographers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Beautiful, poignant, and personal meditations on death are inter

    Beautiful, poignant, and personal meditations on death are intertwined with traditional philosophical and phenomenological language in Barthes' final work.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

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    If you are mesmerized by DeCartes, this is a charmer

    Granted, I had to read this book for a university course, so I took at it with no biases what so ever. I found the writing to be as vibrant and lucid as DeCartes trying to prove his circular theory of existance isn't circular. The writing is convoluted without any measure of tempo to prod the reader to finish the text. I grew bored with the tedium after ten pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Informative, yet captivating

    Reflections on how photography should never be used in my eyes, a cheat and injustice to artists with real talent, but found the book fairly informative if on the boring side.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

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