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    DescriptionWith an introduction by Hubertus von Amelunxen Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.


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    Title
    Towards a Philosophy of Photography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vilem Flusser, Translated by Martin Chalmers, Introduction by Hubertus Von Amelunxen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 137 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861890764
    ISBN 10: 1861890761
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    DC22: 770.1
    BISAC V2.8: PHO005000, EDU020000
    DC21: 770.1
    BISAC V2.8: PHO017000
    Thema V1.0: AJ, ABA
    Publisher
    Reaktion Books
    Imprint name
    Reaktion Books
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Vilem Flusser was born in Prague in 1920. After emigrating to Brazil and then to France, he embarked on an influential career as a lecturer and writer on language, design and communication. He died in 1991. Also available from Reaktion by Vilem Flusser is The Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design.
    Review quote
    A relatively little-known but significant text. -- Lindsay Smith, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Studies
    Table of contents
    With an introduction by Hubertus von Amelunxen