Art of Interruption: Realism, Photography, and the Everyday

Art of Interruption: Realism, Photography, and the Everyday

by John Maddox Roberts
     
 

Art of Interruption is the first major examination of the relationship between photography and art, and the philosophical and aesthetic categories of "realism" and the "everyday." Beginning with the massive reorientation of photographic practice during the Russian revolution and ending with contemporary debates on the body and digital technology, John

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Art of Interruption is the first major examination of the relationship between photography and art, and the philosophical and aesthetic categories of "realism" and the "everyday." Beginning with the massive reorientation of photographic practice during the Russian revolution and ending with contemporary debates on the body and digital technology, John Roberts presents the history of twentieth-century photography and art as an extensive interplay between "realism" and the "everyday." This book offers a history of how the uses and reception of photography has oriented itself to the world and the world of art. Roberts' claim, consequently, is to reinstate the long and troubled debate on realism in photography as fundamental to understanding the development and crises of art this century. He sets out to defend "realism" as a complex cultural and philosophical category.

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A history of photography's theories that defends the philosophic claims of realism in assessing photography in the 20th century, recovers the critical place of the photographic archive within the avant-garde, and presents a dialogic defense of the documentary image. Focusing on realism and the everyday, the author charts the development of photography from the Russian Revolution to debates in the 1990s on the body. Paper edition (unseen), $45.00. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719035616
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
07/15/1998
Series:
Photography: Critical Views Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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