9780192842008

The Photograph

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  • ISBN13:

    9780192842008

  • ISBN10:

    0192842005

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/8/1997
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Summary

How do we read a photograph? In this rich and fascinating work, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. From the first misty "heliograph" taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 to the classic compositions of Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Steiglitz and the striking postmodern strategies of Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarke provides a groundbreaking examination of photography's main subject areas--landscape, the city, portraiture, the body, and reportage--as well as a detailed analysis of exemplary images in terms of their cultural and ideological contexts. With over 130 illustrations, The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography and creating a record of the most dazzling, penetrating, and pervasive images of our time.

Author Biography


Graham Clarke, Reader in Literary and Image Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, serves on the advisory board of the journal, History of Photography. His recent publications include The Portrait in Photography and The American City: Literary & Cultural Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(4)
Chapter 1 What is a Photograph?
11(16)
Chapter 2 How Do We Read a Photograph?
27(14)
Chapter 3 Photography and the Nineteenth Century
41(14)
Chapter 4 Landscape in Photography
55(20)
Chapter 5 The City in Photography
75(26)
Chapter 6 The Portrait in Photography
101(22)
Chapter 7 The Body in Photography
123(22)
Chapter 8 Documentary Photography
145(22)
Chapter 9 The Photograph as Fine Art
167(20)
Chapter 10 The Photograph Manipulated
187(20)
Chapter 11 The Cabinet of Infinite Curiosities
207(15)
Notes 222(4)
List of Illustrations
226(4)
Bibliographic Essay 230(4)
Timeline 234(4)
Glossary 238(2)
Index 240

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