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Criticizing Photographs : An Introduction to Understanding Images

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780072977431

ISBN10:
0072977434
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/21/2005
Publisher(s):
MCGRAW-HILL PROFESSIONAL

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Summary

This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing),Criticizing Photographsprovides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development. The fourth edition includes new black and white and color images, updated commentary, a completely revised chapter on theory that offers a broad discussion of digital images, and an expanded chapter eight on studio critiques and writing about photographs, plus examples of student writing and critique.

Author Biography

Terry Barrett is Professor of Art Education, with a joint appointment in the Department of Art, at The Ohio State University

Table of Contents

Preface viii
About Art Criticism
1(15)
Defining Criticism
2(2)
Sources of Criticism
4(2)
Kinds of Criticism
6(1)
The Backgrounds of Critics
7(2)
Stances Toward Criticism
9(1)
Relations Between Critics and Artists
10(2)
Criticizing Criticism
12(2)
The Value of Criticism
14(2)
Describing Photographs: What Do I See?
16(22)
Defining Description
16(1)
Describing an Exhibition: Avedon's ``In the American West''
17(4)
Describing Subject Matter
21(5)
Describing Form
26(3)
Describing Medium
29(2)
Describing Style
31(1)
Comparing and Contrasting
32(1)
Internal and External Sources of Information
33(1)
Description and Interpretation
34(1)
Description and Evaluation
35(1)
The Importance of Description to Readers
36(1)
Principles for Describing Photographs
36(2)
Interpreting Photographs: What Does It Mean?
38(22)
An Exemplary Interpretation
38(3)
About Interpretation
41(2)
Defining Interpretation
43(2)
The Objects of Interpretations
45(2)
Interpretive Claims and Arguments
47(1)
Interpretive Perspectives
48(6)
Three Interpretations of Eleanor
48(3)
Other Interpretive Strategies
51(3)
Combinations of Interpretive Approaches
54(1)
``Right'' Interpretations
54(2)
Interpretations and the Artist's Intent
56(2)
Interpretations and Feelings
58(1)
Interpretation, Meaning, and Personal Significance
58(1)
The Community of Interpreters
59(1)
Types of Photographs
60(46)
Categories of Photographs
61(2)
New Categories
63(2)
Descriptive Photographs
65(2)
Explanatory Photographs
67(11)
Interpretive Photographs
78(5)
Ethically Evaluative Photographs
83(8)
Aesthetically Evaluative Photographs
91(9)
Theoretical Photographs
100(6)
Photographs and Contexts
106(21)
Internal Context
106(1)
Original Context
107(2)
External Context
109(2)
External Contexts and Connotations
111(2)
Interpreting Barbara Kruger's Untitled (``Surveillance''), with Contextual Information
113(8)
``Surveillance'' and Internal Context
114(1)
``Surveillance'' and Original Context
114(5)
``Surveillance'' and External Context
119(2)
Barbara Kruger's Untitled (``Surveillance''), and the Categories
121(3)
Descriptive Photographs
121(1)
Explanatory Photographs
122(1)
Interpretive Photographs
122(1)
Ethically Evaluative Photographs
122(1)
Aesthetically Evaluative Photographs
123(1)
Theoretical Photographs
124(1)
The Interpretive Process: A Summary
124(3)
Judging Photographs: Is It Good?
127(26)
Examples of Judgmental Statements
128(2)
Positive Judgments
128(1)
Negative Judgments
129(1)
Implied Judgments
129(1)
Opposing Judgments
129(1)
Comparative Judgments
130(1)
Judgments and Reasons
130(1)
Judgments and Criteria
131(2)
Different Criteria
133(6)
Realism
133(2)
Expressionism
135(1)
Formalism
136(1)
Instrumentalism
137(1)
Other Criteria
138(1)
Choosing Among Criteria
139(1)
Differing Judgments
140(1)
Judgments Are Arguments
140(1)
Reappraisals
141(1)
Judgments and Preferences
141(1)
Intentionalism and Judgments
142(1)
The Objects of Judgments
143(1)
Judgments of Robert Mapplethorpe's Photographs
143(8)
Hilton Kramer's and Grace Glueck's Views of Mapplethorpe's Work
144(3)
Other Critics' Views of Mapplethorpe's Work
147(4)
Conclusion
151(1)
Principles for Judging Photographs
152(1)
Photography Theory: Is It Art? Is It True? Is It Moral?
153(56)
Photography Theory and Practice
154(4)
Ontological Concerns: What Is a Photograph?
158(4)
Digital Images and Ontology
160(2)
Epistemological Concerns: Are Photographs True?
162(11)
Realist Theory
162(3)
Conventionalist Theory
165(2)
Photographic Truth
167(6)
Aesthetic Concerns: Is Photography Art?
173(16)
Modernism and Postmodernism
180(7)
Digital Images and Aesthetic Concerns
187(2)
Ethical Concerns: Are Photographs Moral?
189(19)
Marxist Theory and Ethical Photography
191(1)
Feminist Theory and Ethical Photography
192(5)
Multicultural Theory and Ethical Photography
197(3)
Queer Theory and Ethical Photography
200(4)
Postcolonial Theory and Ethical Photography
204(4)
Conclusion
208(1)
Writing and Talking About Photographs
209(55)
Writing About Photographs
209(27)
Observing and Taking Notes
210(1)
Quick-Writes and Careful-Writes
211(3)
Students' Interpretive Writings
214(5)
Building Visual Interpretations
219(1)
Making Personal Meaning
219(4)
Judging Photographs
223(2)
Writing Criteria Statements
225(1)
Three Student Views of Immediate Family by Sally Mann
226(5)
Metacritical Writing
231(5)
Writing Artists' Statements
236(3)
Processes of Writing
239(3)
Talking About Photographs
242(2)
Studio Critiques
244(20)
Kinds of Critiques
253(7)
Conducting Successful Critiques
260(2)
Principles for Effective Critiques
262(2)
Notes 264(15)
Bibliography 279(12)
Index 291


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