Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography

Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography

by Jacques Derrida, Michael Wetzel, Jeff Fort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804760977

ISBN-13: 9780804760973

Pub. Date: 07/13/2010

Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book makes available for the first time in English—and for the first time in its entirety in any language—an important yet little-known interview on the topic of photography that Jacques Derrida granted in 1992 to the German theorist of photography Hubertus von Amelunxen and the German literary and media theorist Michael Wetzel. Their conversation

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This book makes available for the first time in English—and for the first time in its entirety in any language—an important yet little-known interview on the topic of photography that Jacques Derrida granted in 1992 to the German theorist of photography Hubertus von Amelunxen and the German literary and media theorist Michael Wetzel. Their conversation addresses, among other things, questions of presence and its manufacture, the technicity of presentation, the volatility of the authorial subject, and the concept of memory. Derrida offers a penetrating intervention with regard to the distinctive nature of photography vis-à-vis related technologies such as cinema, television, and video. Questioning the all-too-facile divides between so-called old and new media, original and reproduction, analog and digital modes of recording and presenting, he provides stimulating insights into the ways in which we think and speak about the photographic image today. Along the way, the discussion fruitfully interrogates the question of photography in relation to such key concepts as copy, archive, and signature. Gerhard Richter introduces the volume with a critical meditation on the relationship between deconstruction and photography by way of the concepts of translation and invention. Copy, Archive, Signature will be of compelling interest to readers in the fields of contemporary European critical thought, photography, aesthetic theory, media studies, and French Studies, as well as those following the singular intellectual trajectory of one the most influential thinkers of our time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804760973
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,259,296
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
Between Translation and Invention: The Photograph in Deconstruction, by Gerhard Richter....................ix
Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography, by Jacques Derrida....................1
Notes....................55

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