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"An extremely fascinating study, packed with insights and illumination and astute observation. It is first-rate philosophy clearheaded, imaginative, sophisticated, and resourceful. And in its historical and technological dimensions, it connects with the 'real world' in ways that are rare in philosophical studies." Kendall Walton, University of Michigan"For Patrick Maynard photography is in the first instance a technology for marking surfaces, and from this insight flows the most original sustained analysis and argument yet produced in the history of thinking about the camera and its work. At once analytical and historical, scientific and aesthetic, as lucid and witty as it is learned, The Engine of Visualization spells out the simplest general principles necessary for a clear understanding of what photography also technology, image, and art is and does. This is a signal achievement, and a simply lovely book." Alan Trachtenberg, Yale UniversityIn the first philosophical book wholly about photography, Patrick Maynard dispels some basic, persistent confusions by treating photography as a technology a way to enhance and filter human power. Once photography is understood as a kind of technology, Maynard argues, insights about technology may be applied to provide the general perspective on photography that has been missing."
This provocative book examines crucial philosophical questions L szl Moholy-Nagy explored in theory and practice throughout his career. Why paint in a photographic age? Why work by hand when technology holds so much promise? The stakes of painting, or not painting, were tied to much larger considerations of the ways art, life, and modernity were linked for Moholy and his avant-garde peers. Joyce Tsai's close analysis reveals how Moholy's experience in exile led to his attempt to recuperate painting, not merely as an artistic medium but as the space where the trace of human touch might survive the catastrophes of war. L szl Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography will significantly reshape our view of the artist's oeuvre, providing a new understanding of cultural modernism and the avant-garde.
The neon, pastels, bows, and vibrant prints of Tokyo's fashion tribes are unmistakable, outrageous, and fun. Recognized around the world, with huge online followings, the city's style icons are photographed here against white backgrounds, revealing a new dimen-sion of personality and emotion in these remarkable individuals. Portraits include fashion icon Kumamiki--the vision behind the Party Baby movement and clothing brand--who has a growing global online following.
Fabrizio La Torre, Italian photographer and great art enthusiast, lived in Bangkok from 1956 to 1961. Having gone there to work in a newly established company, Italthai Industrial, he took a series of photographs in Thailand depicting the everyday life of the Thais at the time. Using a neo-realistic, intimate style which characterises all of his work, La Torre was able to capture sincere moments which tell the story of an era. Bangkok That Was is the first book drawn from the Asian photographs of Fabrizio La Torre.
This innovative volume explores the idea that while photographs are images, they are also objects, and this materiality is integral to their meaning and use. The case studies presented focus on photographs active in different institutional, political, religious and domestic spheres, where physical properties, the nature of their use and the cultural formations in which they function make their 'objectness' central to how we should understand them. The international contributors are drawn from disciplines including the history of photogarphy, visual anthropology and art history, and their pieces focus on areas ranging from the Netherlands, North America and Australia to Japan, Romania and Tibet. Each shows the methodological strategies they have developed in order to fully exploit the idea of the materiality of photographic images. Inspiring and instructive, the book can be used either as an overview of this exciting new area of investigation, or as a practical guide to the student or academic on how to understand photographs as objects in diverse contexts.
Patrick Macrory describes himself as keen but not particularly skilled in photography. Ten years ago he was taking photos of two of his grandchildren in a water park in Oregon, and as an experiment, he took a few photos of a fountain at very high speed (1/4000th) and with a long focal length (400mm). He was surprised and pleased by the results, and since then has been taking photos of fountains whenever he could. Some of his best are in this book, each accompanied by quotations about water by authors and poets throughout the ages, ranging from Heraclitus to Conan Doyle to Philip Larkin to Yoko Ono.
Prized for their stamina and their acclimation to the harsh conditions of the Arabian deserts, the ancestors of the horses that are now recognized as the Egyptian Arabian purebred horse entered Egypt centuries ago, establishing the valuable bloodlines of the breed there. The breeding programs in Egypt therefore became the root source for the finest Arabian horses, attracting passionate enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Artists, poets, and historians have for centuries been inspired by their great beauty and romantic legacy. Nasr Marei is the third-generation owner of a stud farm in Giza, Egypt. His love for and knowledge of the Egyptian Arabian horse, coupled with his sensitive and striking photography, have inspired this visual tribute. His extraordinary photographs, accompanied by text that traces the history and evolution of the Arabian's journey into Egypt, celebrate the lineage of this living treasure of Egyptian heritage.
From his early work for Vogue to his portraits of the rich and famous, Helmut Newton (1920-2004) conveyed a unique vision of a wealthy and glamorous world that often shocks but never ceases to fascinate. This book, available again in the Photofile series, presents about sixty of his instantly recognizable shots of haute couture and the beau monde.
Unfinished Stories presents a parallel study of the lives and narrative photography of Hansel Mieth (1909-1998) and Marion Palfi (1907-1978). Mieth was the second woman staff photographer employed by Life magazine. Palfi's photo of Henry Street Settlement kids was the first cover of Ebony magazine. German born emigres who never met, they constructed remarkably similar photo narratives of unseen America. They were visual storytellers, artists, and citizen-photographers who do not fit easily into contemporary categories of photojournalism or documentary photography. Great risk-takers, they grasped the complexities inherent in representing human beings as individuals, as part of an ethnic, racial or labor group, and as citizens colonized in their own land. They may have photographed the circumstances of alienation, but their themes involved connection, human relationships, and solidarity. Unfinished Stories offers a fresh and theoretically informed eye on representational photography. It forges a place for Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi in the history of photography and in the history of American race and class struggle.
Robert Capa is one of four new titles published this September in Thames & Hudson's acclaimed `Photofile' series. Each book brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Hailed by The Times as `finely produced', the books are printed to the highest standards. Each one contains some sixty full-page reproductions, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography.
Once again designed to look like real Polaroid's, every notecard in this dreamy collection captures a tender moment that instantly sends a message of love.
Amidst Africa's myriad wildlife highlights, Savute must rank as one of the most spectacularly enigmatic: a river that rarely flows, a marsh that metamorphoses from wasteland to watery paradise and, towering over them both, a silent parade of prehistoric hills. Within these habitats lies a complex web of wildlife whose fascinating tales are vividly brought to life in this book - a stunning visual journey that will delight, astonish and inform.
This publication brings together four texts which analyze Gerhard Richter's monumental project Atlas, an assemblage of photographs that he has collected since 1962. Atlas, which at present comprises more than 5,000 images -- ranging from political portraits to landscapes and from found photojournalistic pictures to photographs taken by the artist himself -- constitutes an ordered collection of personal visual memories from which Richter draws the themes and motifs for his ongoing exploration of the possibilities of painting. Buchloh examines Atlas as a mnemonic device, comparing Richter's assemblage to Aby Warburg's 1927 monumental project on collective memory; Chevrier distinguishes European and American uses of photography and art and positions Richter's work in contrast to that of the Photorealists and American Pop artists; Zweite discusses Atlas as a response to the tension between semantics and semiotics in Modernism; and Rochlitz analyses the complex relationship between photography and painting in contemporary art with specific reference to Richter's works Ema and Betty.
Discover Powerful Secrets of Successful Photographers Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working professional photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, photo contests, and more. In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified contacts, 2018 Photographer's Market includes: * A free 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can search industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest photography news, and much more* Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need, and how to submit both digital and film images* Markets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs, magazine and book publishers, contests, and more* Informative articles on business topics, such as maintaining records, customers service, trends in photography, gallery partnerships, and what makes a photo marketable* Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals, including wedding, concept, fashion and magazine photographers
Backstage at the Adult Video News Awards. With a team of 22 casting agents, producers, talent bookers, technicians, writers and adult film consultants, Grecco gained access to every part of the four-day Las Vegas pornography extravaganza, capturing portraits of porn stars and their producers, the wannabes and the legends, the fans and the partygoers. Chosen from over 13,000 photographs, the book features a special photographic collection of the provocative props, hardware, footwear, sex toys and gadgets used exclusively in the adult industry: a $3,000, foot-tall, multi-colored, hand-crafted glass dildo is recalled with an almost archeological spirit. The text is by pop culture journalist/author, Lonn Friend and former FHM executive editor, Rob Hill. Insightful essays Biographical captions that lend literary depth to the breathtaking photos Companion feature in post-production Celebrity guest Forewords
In January 1901, the Dutch Sanskritist Jean Philippe Vogel (1871-1958) entered the Archaeological Survey of India to direct the activities for the Panjab, Baluchistan and Ajmir Circle-later amalgated into the Panjab and United Provinces Circle. An interesting period, as the survey stood on the threshold of renewal. Jean Philippe Vogel proved, by personality and scholarship, the right man to assist in realising the gradual professionalisation of Indian archaeology. This book highlights Vogel's contribution to early 20th-century archaeology, including an introductory retrospect study on 19th-century Indian archaeology. It provides extensive photographic documentation, prints dating from 1870 to 1920, presented in their art and photo-historical context. It discusses Vogel's visionary ideas in the field of preservation and restoration, research and care for museum collections. Vogel's diaries and letters are valuable resources that allow for an interesting conclusion on social relations within the so-called "archaeological family", picturing the Dutch citizen Vogel moving around in India's colonial society, discussing his thoughts on both "Englishmen" and "natives". With special references to Vogel's explorations and excavations in Gandhara, The Punjab Hill States (Chamba), Kasia (Kusinagara), Saheth-Maheth (Sravasti) and Mathura; it also includes achronology on Vogel's archaeological activities.
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