Reading Photographs: An Introduction to the Theory and Meaning of Images (Basics Creative Photography)

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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.
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ISBN-13: 9782940411894
ISBN-10: 2940411891
Pagini: 184
Ilustrații: 200 colour illus
Dimensiuni: 160 x 230 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Fairchild Books
Seria Basics Creative Photography

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


The fourth title in the successful Basics Creative Photography series, which takes an analytical approach to understanding photography and creating meaningful images, it follows Design Principles (9782940411368), Context and Narrative (9782940411405) and Behind the Image (9782940411665)

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Having held the posts of course leader on both the Visual Arts and History of Art and Visual Culture courses at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, Richard Salkeld is now senior lecturer in the university's Art and Design department, teaching undergraduate students of photography.


Chapter 1: What is a photograph?Invention: the marriage of chemistry and opticsTime and lightUses and applicationsThe camera: an evolutionCase study: Chuck CloseChapter 2: Reading the signsWhere do meanings come from?Language: words, sounds and imagesSemiotics: the study of signsIdeology: ideas, practices and beliefsCase study: Anthony BarrettChapter 3: Truth and liesWhat is 'real'?Representation and realityFacts and fictionCase study: Thomas HoepkerChapter 4: IdentityPeople and portraitsSignifying identityLookingThe bodyCase study: Marc GarangerChapter 5: Big Brother is watching youThe modern worldThe bad, the mad and the 'other'Surveillance society: the PanopticonWho is looking at whom?Public spaces - private livesCase study: Shizuka YokomizoChapter 6: AestheticsBut is it art?Photography cannot be artWhat is art?Photography as art - the history of an ideaInto postmodernism Case study: Richard BillinghamConclusionBibliographyReferencesIndexPicture creditsAcknowledgements