Photography: A Very Short Introduction

Photography: A Very Short Introduction

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Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives from sensationalist images in tabloid papers and snapshots, to art photograpy displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject, Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. He interrogates the way we look and think about photographs, and considers such issues as truth and recording, objectivity and fine art, identity and memory. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 111.76 x 170.18 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 black and white
  • 0192801643
  • 9780192801647
  • 100,823

About Steve Edwards

Dr Steve Edwards is Research Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. Publications include the successful Art and its Histories (Yale, 1999), as Editor.show more

Table of contents

1. Forgetting Photography ; 2. Documents ; 3. Pictures ; 4. What is a photograph? ; 5. The apparatus and its image ; 6. Fantasy and remembrance ; Afterword: Digital photography ; Further readingshow more

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