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The Photography Reader

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The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each themed section features an editor's in ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by Routledge (first published 2002)
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amin ghazaei
این کتاب مجموعه مقالاتی است درباره عکاسی از افراد مختلف. یک مقاله از این کتاب مفصل را می توانید در آرت کالت 16 پیدا کنید. شاید بازهم از این کتاب مقاله ای چاپ کردم.
در هر حال کتاب معروفی است. عکس روی جلد خود مولف و جمع آورنده است.
Aug 17, 2010 Aelia rated it liked it
The book is good for bachelor's level. But please don't get attracted with names like Eco or Barthes (Ecos' essay is just 2 pages long and Barthes's extracts from Camera Lucida are couple of pages too).
The book is appropriate for photography students, whereas for other interested readers it would be better to get the originals of those essays (condensed) in this reader.
Jun 21, 2010 Mona rated it really liked it
If you have an interest in photo history, I highly recommend this book. It's a collection of readings by or on historical figures in photography such as Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, and many others.
May 07, 2015 Traci rated it liked it
Shelves: photography, art
This book has some very intense essays. Some of them are incredibly academic and intellectual and take a lot of focus to read. Even with the difficulty there is a lot of really good stuff in here for any one interested in photography past it being a hobbie.
Dec 28, 2007 Johnny rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who like photos but don't actually look at them
Had to stop reading it when I got to the marxist-feminist re-evaluation of that noted mysoginist Edward Weston. And how about the typos. Seriously, did anybody proof this before it went to print?
Elise Gabriel
Apr 26, 2011 Elise Gabriel rated it it was amazing
A really excellent compendium of photography essays that make you sound like a really well-rounded, academic badass when you converse with art historians and photography critics.
Peyman Gh
Mar 02, 2008 Peyman Gh rated it it was amazing
با امین قضایی دارم ترجمه اش میکنم که امین این روزها نیست و من هم کار رو ول کردم. یه نمونه از مقاله های این کتاب تو آرت کالت شانزدهم چاپ شده. کتاب بسیار با ارزشیه
Mar 15, 2007 Jamie is currently reading it
I read the essays in this occassionally. Good for increasing your literacy on issues and theory surrounding photography.
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