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This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.
About the Author
Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Rumania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the College de France until his death in 1980.
"Of all his works it is the most accessible in language and the most revealing about the author. And effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader" * Guardian * "I am moved by the sense of discovery in Camera Lucida, by the glimpse of a return to a lost world" * New Society * "Profoundly shaped the way the medium is regarded" -- Geoff Dyer * Guardian *
ISBN: 9780099225416 ISBN-10: 0099225417 Series: Vintage Classics Ser. Audience:
Number Of Pages: 128 Published: October 1993 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1