The Photograph (Oxford History of Art)

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ISBN-13: 978-0192842008
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Clarke (literary and image studies, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury) contributes one of the first entries in a series of short texts now being published by Oxford that treat aspects of art history. A vast amount has been written about photography, its history, its practitioners and processes, its influences as an art medium, and its power as a documentary medium, and anyone hoping to write a succinct book on the subject is bound to come up short in one or more of these areas. This high-speed, wholly inadequate survey of photography's early years leaves out a sense of the process of discovering and extending photography's capabilities. The bulk of the subject-oriented chapters deal with photography of landscapes, cities, human forms, and events. Throughout, Clarke attempts to focus the discourse on how photographs convey their meaning. The reproduction quality is good, and the images selected from the 20th century are often quite provocative and memorable. An introductory text for large history of photography and general art history collections.?Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


"For more than 170 years, photographs have redefined the way people see themselves and the world they inhabit. The story of how this happened is revealed in insightful words, but most of all, marvellous pictures, in The Photograph" Kitchener-Waterloo Record

`A readable text discusses the way in which we see and interpret photographs.'
The Bookseller

`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

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 55 ratings
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