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    DescriptionA 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."

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    Camera Lucida
    Reflections on Photography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Roland Barthes, Foreword by Geoff Dyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374532338
    ISBN 10: 0374532338

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    BIC subject category V2: AJ
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    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 770.92
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    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TR642 .B3713 2010
    Thema V1.0: AJ, DNL, QDTN
    Edition statement
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    12 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ROLAND BARTHES was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.
    Review quote
    "[Barthes] has accomplished in this extraordinary book something finer than mere polemic. En route to his last painful discovery, Barthes takes the reader on an exquisitely rendered, lyrical journey into the heart of his own life and the medium he came to love, a medium that flirts constantly with the 'intractable reality' of the human condition." --"Newsweek"