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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography - Roland Barthes
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
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This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine,... show more
This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374521349 (0374521344)
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Pages no: 119
Edition language: English
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All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it
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For Barthes, every photograph, rather than being a representation, is an expression of loss. The photograph, like all art which precedes it, attempts to eternalize its subject, to imbue it with life-forever, to blend the beautiful with the infinite; but it fails, it reminds us only of mortality (dea...
Vellichor Afternoons
Vellichor Afternoons rated it
5.0
I am putting more Barthes into my thesis than I would have ever expected. But he is so damned quotable. And since Sofia Coppola composes her films like photographs, including a book on photography makes sense, no?
cliveowens
cliveowens rated it
4.0 Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
I'm in a half-way and the book made a really good first impression and as we know this one is the most important. The book so far sounds quite personal what is a great asset and a big plus for Barthes. This author is one of my best, he is really readable and writes in interesting manner. Barthens pr...
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