Impossible Photography

Surreal Pictures That Challenge Our Perception

Author: Agata Toromanoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908233110


Page: 176

View: 9818


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.

A Companion to Dada and Surrealism

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118476182

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 2708


David Hopkins is Professor of Art History at the University of Glasgow. An acknowledged expert on Dada and Surrealism, he has published widely on these movements, and on artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. --Book Jacket.

Stop the Clocks!

Time and Narrative in Cinema

Author: Helen Powell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848851758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

View: 6504


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.

Ghetto Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Writing Apartheid

Author: Tyrone R. Simpson II

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113701489X

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 5524


This book explores how six American writers have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. Using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history and sociology, Simpson explains how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space.

Reanimating Industrial Spaces

Conducting Memory Work in Post-industrial Societies

Author: Hilary Orange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131542116X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 5949


Reanimating Industrial Spaces explores the relationships between people and the places of former industry through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work. The chapters in this volume consider four broad questions: What is the relationship between industrial heritage and memory? How is memory involved in the process of place-making in regards to industrial spaces? What are the strengths and pitfalls of conducting memory-work? What can be learned from cross-disciplinary perspectives and methods? The contributors have created a set of diverse case studies (including iron-smelting in Uganda, Puerto Rican sugar mills and concrete factories in Albania) which examine differing socio-economic contexts and approaches to industrial spaces both in the past and in contemporary society. A range of memory-work is also illustrated: from ethnography, oral history, digital technologies, excavation, and archival and documentary research.

Modern times

Author: John Szarkowski,Eugène Atget,Maria Morris Hambourg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870702181

Category: Photography

Page: 182

View: 2982




The Search for Understanding

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

Publisher: West Group


Category: Psychology

Page: 716

View: 965



The Photographic Journal

Official Organ of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and the Photographic Alliance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 3859


Vols. for 1853- include the transactions of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.