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Photography: A Very Short Introduction
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PHOTOGRAPHY: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY EDWARDS, STEVE (RESEARCH LECTURER IN ART HISTORY AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

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ISBN
9780192801647
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
24 AUG 2006

DESCRIPTION

Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives from sensationalist images in tabloid papers and snapshots, to art photograpy displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject, Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. He interrogates the way we look and think about photographs, and considers such issues as truth and recording, objectivity and fine art, identity and memory. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

1. Forgetting Photography ; 2. Documents ; 3. Pictures ; 4. What is a photograph? ; 5. The apparatus and its image ; 6. Fantasy and remembrance ; Afterword: Digital photography ; Further reading