Art and Photography

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-12
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

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"Art and Photography" surveys a rich and important history, from the 1960s tohe 21st century. Arranged thematically, it presents works by the mostignificant international artists who have explored and extended theoundaries of photography.;This influential body of work by over 160 artistsver four decades is contextualised in the "Documents" section by originalrtist's statements and interviews, as well as lucid reflections onhotography by major thinkers of our era such as Roland Barthes and Jeanaudrillard.;Today photography is art's pre-eminent medium. Photographyervades our visual culture. It has become what painting was in previousenturies: a universal language. Today's photographers are internationallydmired as "the painters of modern life". Yet it took the whole of the 20thentury for photography to reach this status. On its invention, thehotograph was derided as a purely mechanical, "artless" medium which couldever be considered among the fine arts. As the 20th century unfolded,odernist movements experimented with the photograph and expanded its limits,

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