Why photography matters as art as never before / Michael Fried.

From the late 1970s onward, serious art photography began to be made at large scale and for the wall. Michael Fried argues that this immediately compelled photographers to grapple with issues centering on the relationship between the photograph and the viewer standing before it that until then had b...

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Main Author: Fried, Michael.
Format: Book
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
Table of Contents:
  • Three beginnings
  • Jeff Wall and absorption; Heidegger on worldhood and technology
  • Jeff Wall, Wittgenstein, and the everyday
  • Barthes's Punctum
  • Thomas Struth's museum photographs
  • Jean-François Chevrier on the "tableau form"; Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Luc Delahaye
  • Portraits by Thomas Struth, Rineke Dijkstra, Patrick Faigenbaum, Luc Delahaye, and Roland Fischer; Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno's film Zidane
  • Street photography revisited : Jeff Wall, Beat Streuli, Philip-Lorca diCorcia
  • Thomas Demand's allegories of intention; "Exclusion" in Candida Höfer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Thomas Struth
  • "Good" versus "bad" objecthood : James Welling, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall.