Impossible Photography

Surreal Pictures That Challenge Our Perception

Author: Agata Toromanoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908233110

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Page: 176

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This collection of remarkable pictures from photographers around the globe will tease your eyes and challenge your perception of things by crossing the boundaries of rationality and reality. Striking compositions, often humorous, dreamlike, or ironic, offer truly stunning visions one would never expect. As much as these images intrigue the senses, they also challenge the mind. By provoking rational conventions and meanings, their works question our vision of reality and attitude towards photography as a media capturing the true instant, which initiate a captivating dialogue with viewers. Manipulated pictures create a surreal, psychedelic world that mixes dreams, utopia, advertising tricks and irony. Impossible photography invites us to look with a fresh, and critical eye at what photographs tell us.
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Visual Communication

Integrating Media, Art, and Science

Author: Rick Williams,Julianne Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135610134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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A well-rounded education in the 21st century requires not just verbal and mathematical proficiency, but also the ability to interpret, critique, create, and use visual communication on sophisticated levels. In today’s visual world, it is critically important to hold an appreciation for the profound effects imagery has on individuals and the communities in which they live. Visual Communication focuses on cultivating visual and media literacy from both consumption and production points of view and introduces students to the application of intuitive intelligence to a visual context. Innovative in its field, it provides a solid theoretical overview of the most advanced thinking and research about visual communication, teaching readers how to apply theory to enhance their understanding of and work with images. This book is intended for students in visual literacy and communication courses. It can also be used in photojournalism courses and other coursework with a visual component. Individuals interested in mass media studies will likewise find the book to be a worthwhile read.
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A Companion to Dada and Surrealism

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118476239

Category: Art

Page: 496

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This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender. This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field Offers historical coverage as well as in–depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres
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Stop the Clocks!

Time and Narrative in Cinema

Author: Helen Powell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848851758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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The clock plays a significant part in our understanding of temporality, but while it simplifies, regulates, and coordinates, it fails to reflect and communicate the more experiential dimensions of time. As Helen Powell demonstrates in this book, cinema has been addressing this issue since its inception. Stop the Clocks! examines filmmakers' relationship to time and its visual manipulation and representation from the birth of the medium to the digital present. It engages both with experimentation in narrative construction and with films that take time as their subject matter, such as Donnie Darko, Interview with a Vampire, Lost Highway, and Pulp Fiction. Helen Powell asks what underpins the enduring appeal of the science fiction genre with filmmakers and audience and how cinematography might inform our conceptualization of other imagined temporal worlds, including the afterlife. She examines the role of angels and vampires in contemporary cinema, as well as the distinctive time schemes of new media and their implications for rethinking time and the moving image through digitalization. Broad-based and accessible, Stop the Clocks! will appeal to a wide interdisciplinary audience and provides a useful sourcebook on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in film and other arts and media-based disciplines.
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Modern times

Author: John Szarkowski,Eugène Atget,Maria Morris Hambourg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870702181

Category: Photography

Page: 182

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Psychology

The Search for Understanding

Author: Janet A. Simons,Donald B. Irwin,Beverly A. Drinnin

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 716

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Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens

Author: Martha Ann Bari,Letty Bonnell

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 183

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"A particularly notable aspect of this publication is the attention given to the African pieces themselves, treated here both as integral components of the Modernist history to which they contributed and as objects with their own independent cultural histories. Illustrated entries by renowned scholars of African art on the specific objects featured in the photographs foreground the indigenous contexts in which these objects originally functioned, providing the reader a rare opportunity to view these works literally and figuratively framed through radically different lenses." "Grossman's work is a tour-de-force presentation of a complex and fascinating artist and subject, shedding light on the way in which African art acquired new meanings in conjunction with the legitimization of photography as a Modernist art form. Focused studies by several international scholars provide additional insight into the work of artists introduced in the text and further enhance the publication. Revealing a more complex engagement with African art by Man Ray and his contemporaries than has previously been explored, Grossman and her collaborators provide a rich and highly nuanced study that makes an important contribution to our understanding of Modernist ideas rooted in the first half of the twentieth century that continue to influence the way we see African art today." --Book Jacket.
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