On Photography

On Photography

Book - 1990
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977), this is "a brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking of the world and ourselves over the lost 140 years."-Washington Post  BOOK WORLD
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
ISBN: 9780385267069
Branch Call Number: 770.1 So
Description: 208 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 07, 2017

I would recommend to read this book for beginners who try to find his own style and clear some "early morning" fog, unless, he is about to jump into the running wheel of attempt of making the prettiest pic in the world.

Useful critique of the photography history in the beginning of book, that falls short of proper conclusion.

On the other hand I see an attempt to inflate significance of photography over the paintings (and other branches of art.) The constant mentioning that photography is the most surreal type of art, can only evoke the thought that author feels insecure regarding the objects of her obsessions ( surrealism and photography as art.)


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