Photography: A Critical Introduction / Edition 4

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Overview

"This fully revised and updated third edition of Photography: A Critical Introduction retains its position as the only introductory textbook to examine the key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts. It thus integrates photographic theory with photographic history and critically engages with debates about the nature of photographic seeing. The third edition retains the thematic structure and text features of previous editions but also expands coverage on photojournalism and digital imaging." Illustrated with 100 black and white photographs and 16 pages of colour plates, it includes images from Bill Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Lee Friedlander, Fran Herbello, Hannah Hoch, Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Martin Parr, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Sebastiao Salgado and Andres Serrano.
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What People Are Saying

Lynne Bentley Kemp
A timely revision of a great book. It is invaluable in setting the stage for critical research in photography. An accessible, comprehensive and substantial contribution to the critical study of photography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415460873
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 277,632
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Wells is Professor in Photographic Culture in the Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth.

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Table of Contents

1 Thinking about photography : debates, historically and now 9
2 Surveyors and surveyed : photography out and about 65
3 'Sweet it is to scan...' : personal photographs and popular photography 113
4 The subject as object : photography and the human body 159
5 Spectacles and illusions : photography and commodity culture 193
6 On and beyond the white walls : photography as art 245
7 Photography in the age of electronic imaging 295
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