Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs
Author: Terry Barrett, Professor
Release: 2011-03-24
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0073526533
Language: en
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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
Author: Terry Barrett
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781000185546
Language: en
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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
Author: Terry Barrett
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781000182361
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION 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 Art Understanding the Contemporary

Criticizing Art  Understanding the Contemporary
Author: Terry Michael Barrett,Professor of Art Education Terry Barrett,Terry Barrett
Release: 2000
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 208
ISBN: UOM:39015048832656
Language: en
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History of art criticism - Describing and interpreting art - Judging art - Writing and talking about art - Theory and art criticism.

On Photography

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

The Cruel Radiance
Author: Susie Linfield
Release: 2012-04-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780226482514
Language: en
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Challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead, the author argues that looking at such images is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty.

Why Is That Art

Why Is That Art
Author: Professor Emeritus of Art Education Terry Barrett,Terry Barrett
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0190268840
Language: en
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Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? Why is it good? Why Is That Art?, Third Edition, introduces students to theories of art through the presentation of contemporary works that include abstract and representational painting, animated film, monumental sculpture, performance art, photographs, relational art, and video installations. Ideal for courses in aesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, this unique book provides students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation.

The Weight of Photography

The Weight of Photography
Author: Johan M. Swinnen,Luc Deneulin
Release: 2010
Editor: Asp-Academic & Scientific Pub
Pages: 763
ISBN: 9054877049
Language: en
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Bringing together a wide range of essays from contemporary scholars, this collection marks a growing interest in the suggestive yet problematic relation between the experience of photography, video, and film and the perception of the visual world. As an essential concentration of contemporary thought, this selection provides an excellent introduction for newcomers and a fresh point of view for those already engaged in discussions about photography, art, history, education, culture, and criticism. The featured essays are penned by an assortment of noted thinkers, including Jean Baudrillard, Terry Barrett, Philippe Dubois, Willem Elias, Annette W. Balkema, and Jan Simons.

The New Black Vanguard Photography Between Art and Fashion Signed Edition

The New Black Vanguard  Photography Between Art and Fashion  Signed Edition
Author: Antwaun Sargent
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Aperture Direct
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1683952340
Language: en
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In a richly illustrated essay, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion, art, and the visual vocabulary around beauty and the body. In The New Black Vanguard, fifteen artist portfolios and a series of conversations feature the brightest contemporary fashion photographers. Their images and stories chart the history of inclusion (and exclusion) in the creation of the Black fashion image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

A Little History of Photography Criticism or Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography

A Little History of Photography Criticism  or  Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography
Author: Susie Linfield
Release: 2012-12-20
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780226049069
Language: en
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In A Short History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography?, Susie Linfield contends that by looking at images of political violence and learning to see the people in them, we engage in an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence. For many years, Linfield’s acute analysis of photographs—from events as wide-ranging as the Holocaust, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and recent acts of terrorism—has explored a complex connection between the practices of photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. By asking how photography should respond to the darker shadows of modern life, Linfield insists on the continuing moral relevance of photojournalism, while urging us not to avert our eyes from what James Agee once labeled “the cruel radiance of what is.”

How Photography Became Contemporary Art

How Photography Became Contemporary Art
Author: Andy Grundberg
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780300234107
Language: en
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A leading critic’s inside story of “the photo boom” during the crucial decades of the 1970s and 80s When Andy Grundberg landed in New York in the early 1970s as a budding writer, photography was at the margins of the contemporary art world. By 1991, when he left his post as critic for the New York Times, photography was at the vital center of artistic debate. Grundberg writes eloquently and authoritatively about photography’s “boom years,” chronicling the medium’s increasing role within the most important art movements of the time, from Earth Art and Conceptual Art to performance and video. He also traces photography’s embrace by museums and galleries, as well as its politicization in the culture wars of the 80s and 90s. Grundberg reflects on the landmark exhibitions that defined the moment and his encounters with the work of leading photographers—many of whom he knew personally—including Gordon Matta-Clark, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Mapplethorpe. He navigates crucial themes such as photography’s relationship to theory as well as feminism and artists of color. Part memoir and part history, this perspective by one of the period’s leading critics ultimately tells a larger story about the crucial decades of the 70s and 80s through the medium of photography.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780061965104
Language: en
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

Illuminations

Illuminations
Author: Liz Heron,Val Williams
Release: 2021-04-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781000324686
Language: en
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This selection of women's writings on photography proposes a new and different history, demonstrating the ways in which women's perspectives have advanced photographic criticism over 150 years, focusing it more deeply and, with the advent of feminist approaches, increasingly challenging its orthodoxies. Included in the book are Rosalind Krauss, Ingrid Sischy, Vicki Goldberg and Carol Squiers.

Camera Lucida

Camera Lucida
Author: Roland Barthes
Release: 2010-10-12
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0374532338
Language: en
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A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography.

The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship

The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship
Author: Neil Fraistat,Julia Flanders
Release: 2013-05-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780521514101
Language: en
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An introduction to studying and editing texts in all forms, from manuscript to digital.

Through the Negative

Through the Negative
Author: Megan Williams
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781135887414
Language: en
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The Civil War was the first 'image war', as photographs of the battlefields became the dominant means for capturing an epochal historical moment. At the same time, writers used the Civil War to present both their notions of nation and their ideas about the new intersections between photography and literary form. Through The Negative offers an account of the collisions between print and visual culture in the work of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain and Crane as they responded to and incorporated the work of such photographers as George Barnard, Alexander Gardner and Jacob Riis. Through the Negative examines how key nineteenth-century American writers attempted to combat, understand, and incorporate the advent of photography in their fiction. In so doing, Megan Williams demonstrates how analyzing the impact of photography on the diverse narrative histories of the nineteenth century yields fresh insights about contemporary art and writing, as the photographic image continues to shape national consciousness.

Fiction in the Age of Photography

Fiction in the Age of Photography
Author: Nancy Armstrong
Release: 2002
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780674008014
Language: en
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In this study of British realism, Armstrong explains how fiction entered into a relationship with the new popular art of Victorian photography that transformed the world into a picture.

Trace and Transformation

Trace and Transformation
Author: Joel Eisinger
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 314
ISBN: UOM:39015034930035
Language: en
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This historical survey of American theory and criticism of art photography covers the period from late-nineteenth-century Pictorialism through 1970s formalism. The author deals deftly with the difficulties faced by critics -- from the essential question, how is photography an art at all? to the more modernist question of what constitutes the medium of photography at its pure core.

Capturing the Criminal Image

Capturing the Criminal Image
Author: Jonathan Mathew Finn
Release: 2009
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9780816650699
Language: en
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This title traces how the act of representing and watching is central to modern law enforcement. Finn analyzes the development of police photography in the 19th century to foreground a critique of three identification practices that are fundamental to current police work.

Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others
Author: Susan Sontag
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781466853577
Language: en
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A brilliant, clear-eyed new consideration of the visual representation of violence in our culture--its ubiquity, meanings, and effects Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our "society of spectacle." But are viewers inured -or incited--to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In her first full-scale investigation of the role of imagery in our culture since her now-classic book On Photography defined the terms of the debate twenty-five years ago, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about how pictures can inspire dissent or foster violence as she takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and Dachau and Auschwitz to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and New York City on September 11, 2001. As John Berger wrote when On Photography was first published, "All future discussions or analysis of the role of photography in the affluent mass-media societies is now bound to begin with her book." Sontag's new book, a startling reappraisal of the intersection of "information", "news," "art," and politics in the contemporary depiction of war and disaster, will be equally essential. It will forever alter our thinking about the uses and meanings of images in our world.