Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Barrett
Pages: 302
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114574572
Release: 2006
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revised to include coverage of digital images, this text progresses logically from describing criticism in general to describing photographs, interpretation, judging, to an understanding of photographic theory.

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Barrett
Pages: 209
ISBN: UOM:39015040621180
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Photographs" provides 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. .

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Barrett
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781000182361
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emphasizing the understanding of images and their influences on how they affect our attitudes, beliefs, and actions, this fully updated sixth edition offers consequential ways of looking at images from the perspectives of photographers, critics, theoreticians, historians, curators, and editors. It invites informed conversations about meanings and implications of images, providing multiple and sometimes conflicting answers to questions such as: What are photographs? Should they be called art? Are they ethical? What are their implications for self, society, and the world? From showing how critics verbalize what they see in images and how they persuade us to see similarly, to dealing with what different photographs might mean, the book posits that some interpretations are better than others and explains how to deliberate among competing interpretations. It looks at how the worth of photographs is judged aesthetically and socially, offering samples and practical considerations for both studio critiques for artists and professional criticism for public audiences. This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Barrett, Professor
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0073526533
Release: 2011-03-24
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development.

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Barrett
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781000185546
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emphasizing the understanding of images and their influences on how they affect our attitudes, beliefs, and actions, this fully updated sixth edition offers consequential ways of looking at images from the perspectives of photographers, critics, theoreticians, historians, curators, and editors. It invites informed conversations about meanings and implications of images, providing multiple and sometimes conflicting answers to questions such as: What are photographs? Should they be called art? Are they ethical? What are their implications for self, society, and the world? From showing how critics verbalize what they see in images and how they persuade us to see similarly, to dealing with what different photographs might mean, the book posits that some interpretations are better than others and explains how to deliberate among competing interpretations. It looks at how the worth of photographs is judged aesthetically and socially, offering samples and practical considerations for both studio critiques for artists and professional criticism for public audiences. This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

Criticizing Photographs an Introducion to Understanding Images

Criticizing Photographs  an Introducion to Understanding Images
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:908305474
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Criticizing Art Understanding the Contemporary

Criticizing Art  Understanding the Contemporary
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Author: Terry Michael Barrett,Professor of Art Education Terry Barrett,Terry Barrett
Pages: 208
ISBN: UOM:39015048832656
Release: 2000
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

History of art criticism - Describing and interpreting art - Judging art - Writing and talking about art - Theory and art criticism.

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
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Author: Terry Michael Barrett
Pages: 222
ISBN: OCLC:858702010
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

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On Photography

On Photography
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Author: Susan Sontag
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0795000502
Release: 2001-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, "On Photography" first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as " a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous " In Plato' s Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching " Brief Anthology of Quotations."

The Education of a Photographer

The Education of a Photographer
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Author: Steven Heller,Charles Traub
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781581158304
Release: 2010-09-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

• Ideal for art students at every level • Illuminating words about creating great images • Published in association with New York’s School of Visual Arts. What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This thoughtful collection of essays illuminates the spirit of the people who make the indelible images of our times. Aspiring and professional photographers—especially those in arts programs throughout the United States—will appreciate the comprehensive vision of The Education of a Photographer. Classic writings from the twentieth century as well as the thoughts of the most influential talents working today, plus essays from designers, editors, and gallery owners, make this a compelling look at what drives and inspires photographers to create great work. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Shade

Shade
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Author: Pete Souza
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316421836
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency -- and our country. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency -- and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House. What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth. In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

How to Look At Sculpture

How to Look At Sculpture
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Author: David Finn
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015042818743
Release: 1989-04
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It is my hope that through this book I can share with readers the excitement I feel in looking at sculpture all over the world. This is a general book on how to appreciate sculpture, not a lesson on any particular period or school or artist.

Basic Critical Theory for Photographers

Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
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Author: Ashley la Grange
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781136090134
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Basic Critical Theory for Photographers generates discussion, thought and practical assignments around key debates in photography. Ashley la Grange avoids the trap of an elitist and purely academic approach to critical theory, taking a dual theoretical and practical approach when considering the issues. Key critical theory texts (such as Sontag's 'On Photography' and Barthes' 'Camera Lucida') are clarified and shortened. La Grange avoids editorilising, letting the arguments develop as the writers had intended; it is the assignments which call into question each writer's approach and promote debate. This is the ideal book if you want to understand key debates in photography and have a ready-made structure within which to discuss and explore these fascinating issues. It is accessible to students, from high school to university level, but will also be of interest to the general reader and to those photographers whose training and work is concerned with the practical aspects of photography. Also includes invaluable glossary of terms and a substantial index that incorporates the classic texts, helping you to navigate your way through these un-indexed works. The book also contains useful information on photo-mechanical processes, explaining how a photograph can appear very differently, and as a result be interpreted in a range of ways, in a variety of books.

Before They Pass Away

Before They Pass Away
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Author: Jimmy Nelson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 3832733183
Release: 2015
Editor: TeNeues

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a small format edition of the global bestseller that showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they--and we--hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson's large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What's more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world's most pristine landscapes. English/German/French edition.

Theories in Digital Composite Photographs

Theories in Digital Composite Photographs
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Author: Yihui Huang
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781351764278
Release: 2018-11-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theories in Digital Composite Photographs: 12 Artists and Their Work presents a theoretical investigation of digital composite photographs through philosophical exploration of artists’ concepts of reality. With an international cohort of contemporary digital composite artists, this book presents twelve cases studies on artists’ motivation, production process, and the relation of their worldview to theoretical interpretation. Author Yihui Huang situates each artists’ work in the context of photographic theory and western aesthetics, including realism, expressionism, formalism and postmodernism. As creation of digital composites grows in popularity and influence, this is the first to integrate a philosophical and theoretical understanding of this unique art form. Featuring a wide range of international artists, this volume is both insightful and inspirational for student and seasoned professional alike.

Fiction in the Age of Photography

Fiction in the Age of Photography
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Author: Nancy Armstrong
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0674008014
Release: 2002
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this provocative study of British realism, Nancy Armstrong explains how Victorian fiction entered into a dynamic relationship with the new popular art of photography. So willing was the readership to think of the real as photographs, that authors from Charles Dickens to the Brontes, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf had to use the same visual conventions to represent what was real, especially when they sought to debunk those conventions. The Victorian novel's collaboration with photography was indeed so successful, Armstrong contends, that literary criticism assumes a text is gesturing toward the real whenever it invokes a photograph."

Exhibiting Photography

Exhibiting Photography
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Author: Shirley Read
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781136102547
Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You have the camera, you have the skills, and you have the pictures. Now what? Author Shirley Read expertly leads you through the world of exhibiting your photography one minute detail at a time. From finding a space and designing the exhibition to actually constructing a show and publicizing yourself, every aspect of exhibiting your photography is touched upon and clarified with ample detail, anecdotes, and real life case studies. In this new and expanded second edition, Shirley Read further illuminates the world of social networking, exhibiting, and selling photography online so your work is always shown in the best light. Packed with photos of internationally successful exhibitions, check lists, and invaluable advice, this essential reference guide will help amateur and professional photographers alike successfully showcase their bodies of work with confidence and finesse.

Reading Photographs

Reading Photographs
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Author: Richard Salkeld
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781000212846
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reading Photographs is a clear and inspiring introduction to theories of representation and visual analysis and how they can be applied to photography. Introducing the development of photography and different approaches to reading images, the book looks at elements such as identity, gaze, psychoanalysis, voyeurism and aesthetics.Striking visual examples are used to illustrate the text and engaging case studies delve deeper into issues raised within each chapter, with brief activity points to allow the reader to apply relevant theories to their own practice.

Photographs Museums Collections

Photographs  Museums  Collections
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Author: Elizabeth Edwards,Christopher Morton
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781472533661
Release: 2015-05-19
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual record on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has created tensions about its place in the hierarchy of museum objects. While major collections of 'art' photography have grown in status and visibility, photographs not designated 'art' are often invisible in museums. Yet almost every museum has photographs as part of its ecosystem, gathered as information, corroboration or documentation, shaping the understanding of other classes of objects, and many of these collections remain uncatalogued and their significance unrecognised. This volume presents a series of case studies on the historical collecting and usage of photographs in museums. Using critically informed empirical investigation, it explores substantive and historiographical questions such as what is the historical patterning in the way photographs have been produced, collected and retained by museums? How do categories of the aesthetic and evidential shape the history of collecting photographs? What has been the work of photographs in museums? What does an understanding of photograph collections add to our understanding of collections history more broadly? What are the methodological demands of research on photograph collections? The case studies cover a wide range of museums and collection types, from art galleries to maritime museums, national collections to local history museums, and international perspectives including Cuba, France, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Together they offer a fascinating insight into both the history of collections and collecting, and into the practices and poetics of archives across a range of disciplines, including the history of science, museum studies, archaeology and anthropology.

Reading Marie al Khazen s Photographs

Reading Marie al Khazen   s Photographs
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Author: Yasmine Nachabe Taan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781350111578
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Lebanese photographer Marie al-Khazen seized every opportunity to use her camera during the years that she was active between 1920 and 1940. She not only documented her travels around tourist sites in Lebanon but also sought creative experimentation with her camera by staging scenes, manipulating shadows, and superimposing negatives to produce different effects in her prints. Within her photographs, bedouins and European friends, peasants and landlords, men and women comfortably share the same space. Her photographs include an intriguing collection portraying her family and friends living their everyday lives in 1920s and '30s Zgharta, a village in the north of Lebanon. Yasmine Nachabe Taan explores these photographs, emphasizing the ways in which notions of gender and class are inscribed within them and revealing how they are charged with symbols of women's emancipation to today's viewers, through women's presence as individuals, separate from family restrictions of that time. Images in which women are depicted smoking cigarettes, driving cars, riding horses, and accompanying men on hunting trips counteract the common ways in which women were portrayed in contemporary Lebanon.