The Ongoing Moment

The Ongoing Moment

  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$16.05

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In his last book, YOGA FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT, Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he did not own a camera. With characteristic perversity - and trademark originality - THE ONGOING MOMENT is Dyer's unique and idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes and objects (benches, hats, hands, roads). In doing so Dyer constructs a narrative in which those photographers - many of whom never met in their lives - constantly come into contact with each other. Great photographs change the way we see the world; THE ONGOING MOMENT changes the way we look at both. It is the most ambitious example to date of a form of writing that Dyer has made his own: the non-fiction work of art.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Hachette Digital
  • United Kingdom
  • 0748127119
  • 9780748127115

About Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and four genre-defying 'non-fiction' books. BUT BEAUTIFUL won the Somerset Maugham prize and OUT OF SHEER RAGE was shortlised for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the States.show more