Photography : history and theory / Jae Emerling.

"From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates. In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to approach the histories of photography is to address simultaneously the key events of photographic history al...

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Main Author: Emerling, Jae.
Format: Book
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • The thing itself
  • Gloss on Walter Benjamin, "Little History of Photography" (1931)
  • Frame (matter and metaphor)
  • Gloss on Roland Barthes, "The Rhetoric of the Image" (1964)
  • Documentary, or instants of truth
  • Gloss on Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (2002)
  • The archive as producer
  • Gloss on Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969)
  • Time-images
  • Gloss on Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography (1983).