Author: Charlotte Cotton
View: 6568From conceptual art’s use of the banal and ‘artless’ snapshot to the carefully constructed tableaux of Jeff Wall, 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' considers the full range of ways that today’s artists engage with photography to make art.
Author: Charlotte Cotton
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Category: Conceptual art
View: 9320Photography Is Magic draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. Edited and with an essay by Charlotte Cotton, this critical publication surveys over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic practice, as the contemporary landscape is currently being reshaped through digital techniques. We are shown the scope of photographic possibilities in the context of the contemporary creative process. From Michele Abeles and Walead Beshty to Daniel Gordon and Matt Lipps, Cotton has selected artists who are consciously reframing photographic practices using mixed media, appropriation, and a recalibration of analog processes. Photography Is Magic provides the reader with an engaging physical experience and is designed for younger photo aficionados, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary photography.
Author: Steven Heller,Charles Traub
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
View: 3381• Ideal for art students at every level • Illuminating words about creating great images • Published in association with New York’s School of Visual Arts. What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This thoughtful collection of essays illuminates the spirit of the people who make the indelible images of our times. Aspiring and professional photographers—especially those in arts programs throughout the United States—will appreciate the comprehensive vision of The Education of a Photographer. Classic writings from the twentieth century as well as the thoughts of the most influential talents working today, plus essays from designers, editors, and gallery owners, make this a compelling look at what drives and inspires photographers to create great work. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Lucy Soutter
View: 8846The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography’s expanding field are supplemented with new material around timely topics such as globalization, selfie culture, and photographers’ use of advanced digital technologies, including CGI and virtual reality. The new edition includes: an expanded introduction extended chapters featuring emerging trends a larger selection of images, including new color images an improved and expanded bibliography. This new edition is essential for students looking to enrich their understanding of photography as a complex and multi-faceted art form.
Author: Maria Short
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 8356Throughout this book, Maria Short guides you through the ideas and methods behind creating meaningful, communicative images. With case studies and dozens of examples from some of the world's most engaging photographers, this is a beautiful introduction to a fascinating aspect of photography. Featured topics: The function of photographs; What is narrative?; Choosing your subject; Concept; Intention and interpretation; The single image; Series of photographs; Signs and symbols; Using text; The response of the audience. Featured photographers: Berenice Abbott; Eve Arnold; Tina Barney; Robert Capa; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Jill Cole; Gregory Crewdson; Paul Fusco; Stuart Griffiths; Britta Jaschinski; Seba Kurtis; Jem Southam; Tom Stoddart; Newsha Tavakolian and Weegee.
Author: Jocelyn Philips,Malcolm Cossons
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
View: 6078A guide to collecting photography written by a photography specialist with Sotheby's features informal interviews with essential photographers, hundreds of illustrations and essays addressing key issues and themes. Original.
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 3746Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."
Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium
Author: Jill Dawsey,Pamela M. Lee,Benjamin Young,Judith Rodenbeck,David Antin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 5679The Uses of Photography examines a network of artists who were active in Southern California between the late 1960s and early 1980s and whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. These artists introduced urgent social issues and themes of everyday life into the seemingly neutral territory of conceptual art, through photographic works that took on hybrid forms, from books and postcards to video and text-and-image installations. Tracing a crucial history of photoconceptual practice, The Uses of Photography focuses on an artistic community that formed in and around the young University of California San Diego, founded in 1960, and its visual arts department, founded in 1967. Artists such as Eleanor Antin, Allan Kaprow, Fred Lonidier, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Carrie Mae Weems employed photography and its expanded forms as a means to dismantle modernist autonomy, to contest notions of photographic truth, and to engage in political critique. The work of these artists shaped emergent accounts of postmodernism in the visual arts and their influence is felt throughout the global contemporary art world today. Contributors include David Antin, Pamela M. Lee, Judith Rodenbeck, and Benjamin J. Young. Published in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Exhibition dates: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: September 24, 2016–January 2, 2017
Modern Photography Explained
Author: Jackie Higgins
Publisher: Prestel Pub
View: 2969This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.
Writings on Twentieth-century Photography
Author: Peter C. Bunnell
View: 1068"Most of the thirty-four essays are devoted to individual photographers, with the balance written about three galleries that played a crucial early role in the life of modern photography. The cast of characters and the approach vary from essay to essay, but in each case Bunnell brings to bear his own distinctive sensibility and insight. While encouraging the reader to see previously overlooked aspects of the images he discusses so eloquently, he also provides an invaluable historical context for the photographers and their work."--BOOK JACKET.
The Definitive Visual History
Author: Tom Ang
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
View: 8211The definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital agePhotography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography.Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles more than 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners. Discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war photography in a beautifully lavish reference book.Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts.
Author: Michael Rush
View: 1801Presents an overview of the use of new intellectual and scientific technologies in modern art, discussing the creations of such influential artists as Eadweard Muybridge, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bill Viola and incorporating into the latest edition coverage of new developments in digital work. Original.
Author: Rachel Greene
View: 8399An introduction to the art of the Internet examines key works, events, and technological developments that show how artists have employed online technologies to engage with the traditions of art history, focusing on the themes of intellectual property, identity, economics, and power in the networked age. Original.