The Photograph (Oxford History of Art)
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`A readable text discusses the way in which we see and interpret photographs.'
`Fully and often surprisingly illustrated, carefully annotated and captioned, each combines a historical overview with a nicely opinionated individual approach.'
Independent on Sunday
`Read this book and you will never look at a photograph in the same way again.'
House and Garden
`concise yet comprehensive, and wonderful value'
The Irish Times (Dublin)
`An engaging, image-studded survey... Clarke is particularly good at playing two images off against one another to emphasise the cultural assumptions underlying each... Clarke raises fascinating questions about how the portrait seeks to encode social identity. In his representation of
landscape, he deftly covers both the picturesque tradition and its opposite, the scientific orientation that viewed photography as a means of mapping and administering land.'
V. Penelope Pelizzon, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Vol.40 No.2
`Clarke does an admirable job of condensing theoretical debates concerning the reading of images'
Yorkshire Post (Leeds)
`An important part of the Oxford History of Art series ... It's an enormous subject, but it's tackled in a tremendously accessible manner. A must for anyone interested in taking seriously good pictures.'
Swansea South Wales Evening Post
`a superb piece of publishing'
Rupert Christiansen, Spectator
- Item Weight : 1.29 pounds
- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0192842005
- ISBN-13 : 978-0192842008
- Product Dimensions : 9.4 x 6.62 x 0.6 inches
- Publisher : Oxford University Press (May 8, 1997)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #604,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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