Greece Through Photographs: 160 Years of Visual Testimony

Greece Through Photographs: 160 Years of Visual Testimony

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Overview

Through the use of photographs the book narrates a particular historical period, without being simply historiographic. It tries to convey a sense of the times through the visual recording of people, objects and events. The art of photography, from its emergence in Greece in the middle of the 19th century until today, has followed a course marked by historical events, political ideologies, changing cultural values, personal dexterities and aesthetic obsessions. The combination of different photographic genres, from romantic landscapes and early examples of photojournalism, amateur snapshots, everyday images of family life and digitally manipulated photos, aims not only at highlighting the continuity throughout the different eras, but also at proving that the interests and artistic preoccupations of contemporary photographers are not so different from those of their predecessors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789602042816
Publisher: Melissa Publishing House
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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