Depuis cent cinquante ans, l'industrie photographique n'a cesse de se développer en lien avec l'essor de la " civilisation de l'image ". Le geste de " prendre des photos " est devenu une pratique courante et banale, en apparence d'une grande simplicité. Pourtant, l'acte photographique est plus complexe qu'il ne parait. En tant qu'usage social. Il se situe entre technique et art, consommation et création, normes et marges. Le photographe Jean-Christophe Bechet et Pauline Kasprzak, en philosophe, interrogent la prise de vue sous la forme d'un dialogue. Confrontant "théorie " et " pratique ". L'entretien s'articule autour de plusieurs questions déclinées en courts chapitres : cadrage/composition, avant/après, l'appareil, l'éditing, la matière, le réel et le marché de l'art.
Author: Max Kozloff
"Saul Leiter's early black and white photographs are as innovative and challenging as his highly regarded early work in color. Breaking with the documentary tradition, Leiter responded to the dynamic street life of New York City with a spontaneity and openness that resulted in vibrant, impressionistic images that have the immediacy of an accomplished artist's sketch. With his unconventional framing and nuanced use of light, shadow and tone, Leiter created images with a lyrical subtlety like no other photographer of his era, and brought the same sensibility to his intimate and frank portrayals of family members and friends. Early Black and White shows the impressive range of Leiter's early photography."--Slipcase.
Author: Roland Barthes
"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.
Zen in the Art of Archery
Author: Eugen Herrigel
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. This book is the result of the author's six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man's journey to complete abandonment of 'the self' and the Western principles that we use to define ourselves. Professor Herrigel imparts knowledge from his experiences and guides the reader through physical and spiritual lessons in a clear and insightful way. Mastering archery is not the key to achieving Zen, and this is not a practical guide to archery. It is more a guide to Zen principles and learning and perfect for practitioners and non-practitioners alike.
Photography in Print
Author: Vicki Goldberg
Publisher: UNM Press
Baudelaire, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Susan Sontag are among the writers and photographers who discuss the art, creation, function, techniques, and value of photography
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund Perfectly titled, Vertigo —W.G. Sebald's marvelous first novel — is a work that teeters on the edge: compelling, puzzling, and deeply unsettling. An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, journeys accross Europe to Vienna, Venice, Verona, Riva, and finally to his childhood home in a small Bavarian village. He is also journeying into the past. Traveling in the footsteps of Stendhal, Casanova, and Kafka, the narrator draws the reader, line by line, into a dizzying web of history, biography, legends, literature, and — most perilously — memories.
Deeper Into Pictures
Author: Flint Schier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book presents an original theory of the nature of pictorial representation. The most influential recent theory of depiction, put forward by Nelson Goodman, holds that the relation between depictions and what they represent is entirely conventional. Flint Schier argues to the contrary that depiction involves resemblance to the things depicted, providing a sophisticated defence of our basic intuitions on the subject. Canvassing an attractive theory of 'generativity' rather than resemblance, Dr Schier provides a detailed account of depiction, showing how it illuminates and resolves many of the enigmas of pictorial representation while remaining true to our basic intuitions on the subject. Philosophers, psychologists and art theorists will find this a sophisticated and stimulating treatment of one of the central topics in aesthetics.
Essays discuss the development of photography, and how it promotes class and national interests
Tina Modotti, Roses
Author: Journals, Tina Modotti, Universe Publishing
Publisher: Universe Pub
Introducing Universe Journals, a complete line of high-quality blank books featuring fine art images in elegantly designed formats at an affordable price. Two formats are available, and with each the book opens and lies flat perfectly for easy writing. The concealed wire-o binding offers the modern ease of a wire-o but with the elegant look of a real hardcover book. On the other hand, the open-spine binding represents the traditional art of book-making pared down to its essential beauty and simplicity, with its durable braided stitching revealed on the spine. All the books are made with rich-textured cream-colored paper that is lined and is comforting to the eyes.Bringing together the fine arts and the book arts, these journals showcase masterpieces from some of the most prestigious museums in the country. These artworks have been carefully selected for their universal resonance and proven popularity among museum-goers. A single powerful image adorns the front cover of each journal, providing a focus for,contemplation and reflective thought. Each title has its own distinct character, which makes it easy to select one as a gift to match the recipient's personality. More than any other journal in the market, these jewel-like books make a fine accent for the home, whether on the bedside table or on a book lover's shelves. And, at under fifteen dollars, Universe Journals represent an extraordinary value.From the classic French painter comes this beloved inward-looking image. National Gallery of Art, Washington
Wreck This Journal
Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin Books
Special limited duct tape cover edition of the internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck--to create a journal as unique as you are For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book--or destroy them. Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process. To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!
The Reconfigured Eye
Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press
Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, anduse images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digitalimaging revolution.
Author: W. J. T. Mitchell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.
price change, 2007 reprint
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
Milan Kundera has established himself as one of the great novelists of our time with such books as The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In Testaments Betrayed, he proves himself a brilliant defender of the moral rights of the artist and the respect due to a work of art and its creator's wishes. The betrayal of both—often by their most passionate proponents—is the principal theme of this extraordinary work. Readers will be particularly intrigued by Kundera's impassioned attack on society's shifting moral judgments and persecutions of art and artists, from Mayakovsky to Rushdie.