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Disappearing Witness: Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"This handsome and well-illustrated book surveys the history of American photography since the 1920s, arguing that the 1960s marked the beginning of a profound shift in photographic practice." -- "History: Reviews of New Books"

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents: List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction PART I Photography of Witness ONE Being There: Spontaneous Witness TWO Speed and the Machine THREE Fine-Art Photography, Redefined FOUR Documentary FIVE The Magazines SIX Spirit in PhotographyPART II Disappearing Witness SEVEN New Paradigms: Uelsmann, Michals, and Samaras EIGHT Documentary-Style and Street Photography NINE Photography about Photography: The Academy and the Art World TEN New Landscapes, New Portraits: The Seventies and Eighties ELEVEN The Subject Self TWELVE Arrangement, Invention, and Appropriation THIRTEEN Digitized PhotographyConclusionNotes Works Cited Index

Portrait

Gretchen Garner is a photographer and independent scholar. She has taught photography and history of photography at Michigan's Grand Valley State University and at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, served as editor of Exposure and as photography editor of the New Art Examiner, and has curated exhibitions at museums in Minnesota and Michigan. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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Very few histories of photography read like novels... Disappearing Witness is... a pleasurable experience in form and content... Garner not only knows her subject but understands it: she moves with extreme ease in it and takes us for an interesting guided tour, one that does not pretend to be blandly objective but clearly defines her learned vision. -- Bruno Chalifour Afterimage This handsome and well-illustrated book surveys the history of American photography since the 1920s, arguing that the 1960s marked the beginning of a profound shift in photographic practice... Garner writes in a clear, straightforward manner, laying out her two-part argument in a series of topical chapters. For the pre-1960s period, the age of 'spontaneous witness,' she focuses on fine art photography, documentary photography, and the use of photography in the great picture magazines. For the later period, she organizes her chapters around the issues of artistic style in order to emphasize her argument about photographers' increasing disengagement with the world and their growing interest in self-expression... It is the bold historian who even attempts such an argument, and Disappearing Witness provides believers and doubters alike with a clear structure against which to test their own ideas about the shape of photography over the past ninety years. -- Martha A. Sandweiss History: Reviews of New Books This well-written, readable book would be best used as a course resource in 20th-century photography. Choice 2004
EAN: 9780801871672
ISBN: 0801871670
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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