Photography of art has served as a basis for the reconstruction of works of art and as a vehicle for the dissemination and reinterpretation of art. This book provides the first definitive treatment of the subject, with essays from noted authorities in the fields of art history, architecture, and photography. The essays explore the many meanings of photography as documentation for the art historian, inspiration for the artist, and as a means of critical interpretation of works of art. Art History Through the Camera's Lens will be important reading for students, historians, librarians, and curators of the visual arts. Readership: Academics and professionals in the areas of art history, history of photography, archival management, archaeology, historiography, philosophy of art, and critical theory.
"'Art History Through the Camera's Lens effectively explores the dependent relationship between photography and art history from their beginnings in the nineteenth century, a relationship that also made possible the development of connoisseurship, lectures with paired lantern slides, the critical history of images, and the art book.'."
-Richard Brillant of Columbia University, New York
"'These essays provide a most welcome historical assessment of fundamental aspects of the photography of art.'."
-Egbert Haverkamp-Bergemann of Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"An important first step in the interrogation of photography as a formative influence within the discipline of art history....A much-needed and welcome addition to the study of photography and its seminal influences on contemporary and historic practices."
-Glenn G. Willumson of Victorian Studies
Series: Documenting the Image
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 12th January 1996
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1