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PHOTOGRAPHY

EBOOK BY BATE, DAVID;
ISBN
9781472517173
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PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
11 FEB 2016

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Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the study of photography, this second edition of Photography: The Key Concepts has been expanded and updated to cover more fully contemporary changes to photography. Photography is a part of everyday life; from news and advertisements, to data collection and surveillance, to the shaping of personal and social identity, we are constantly surrounded by the photographic image. Outlining an overview of photographic genres, David Bate explores how these varied practices can be coded and interpreted using key theoretical models. Building upon the genres included in the first edition ? documentary, portraiture, landscape, still life, art and global photography ? this second edition includes two new chapters on snapshots and the act of looking. The revised and expanded chapters are supported by over three times as many photographs as in the first edition, examining contemporary practices in more detail and equipping students with the analytical skills they need, both in their academic studies and in their own practical work. An indispensable guide to the field, Photography: The Key Concepts is core reading for all courses that consider the place of photography in society, within photographic practice, visual culture, art, media and cultural studies.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Genre Approaches Introduction Summary 1 History De?nitions Historical Problems The History of Photography Photography as Discourse Photographs as Historical Objects Historical Example Photographic Knowledge Plural Meanings Chapter Summary 2 Photography Theory A Short History of Photography Theory Theory of Representation The Language of Photography Points of View Denotation - The Visual Signi?ers Connotations - The Cultural Signi?ed Realism and Reality Poststructuralism Chapter Summary 3 Documentary and Story-telling Editorial Control Auteur Photographers Democratic Vision How the Other Half Lives Reportage 'Decisive Moment' as Peripateia Staging Reality Eyewitness Reality and Representation Desire to See Colour Documentary Tableaux on the Street Chapter Summary 4 Looking at Portraits Identity The Industrial Portrait Mass Portraiture Bureaucratic Portraits Elements of a Portrait 'Reading' Portraits Recognition Identi?cation Narcissism and Looking Projection The Blank Expression Chapter Summary 5 In the Landscape Vision and Knowledge History of Landscape Beauty and the Sublime Photographic Vision Exploration Aesthetics of Description Composure Panoramas Conclusion Chapter Summary 6 The Rhetoric of Still Life Advertising Critique of Advertising Advertising Agency Social Fantasy Product Shots Techniques The Art of Description Still-life Sub-genres Hyperbole The New Objectivity Rhetoric of the Image The Object Image Chapter Summary 7 Art Photography Art Autonomy Mediums Painting and Photography Paradigms Photography in Contemporary Art The Pictorial Paradigm Conceptual Art Street Photography 'Fine art' photography Postmodernism Art as Global Industry Chapter Sumary 8 Global Photography The Globalization of Photography The Flow of Photography World Photography Critique of Universalism Local Readings The World Wide Web The Digital Photograph Image Dissemination Chapter Summary Questions for Essays and Class Discussion Annotated Guide for Further Reading Notes Select Bibliography Index