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Each Wild Idea : Writing, Photography, History - Geoffrey Batchen

Each Wild Idea

Writing, Photography, History

Paperback Published: 7th March 2002
ISBN: 9780262523240
Number Of Pages: 248
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In Each Wild Idea, Geoffrey Batchen explores a wide range of photographic subjects, from the timing of the medium's invention to the various implications of cyberculture. Along the way, he reflects on contemporary art photography, the role of the vernacular in photography's history, and the Australianness of Australian photography.The essays all focus on a consideration of specific photographs -- from a humble combination of baby photos and bronzed booties to a masterwork by Alfred Stieglitz. Although Batchen views each photograph within the context of broader social and political forces, he also engages its own distinctive formal attributes. In short, he sees photography as something that is simultaneously material and cultural. In an effort to evoke the lived experience of history, he frequently relies on sheer description as the mode of analysis, insisting that we look right at -- rather than beyond -- the photograph being discussed. A constant theme throughout the book is the question of photography's past, present, and future identity.

Preludep. viii
Desiring Productionp. 2
Australian Madep. 26
Vernacular Photographiesp. 56
Taking and Makingp. 82
Post-Photographyp. 108
Ectoplasmp. 128
Photogenicsp. 146
Obedient Numbers, Soft Delightp. 164
Da[r]tap. 176
Notesp. 192
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780262523240
ISBN-10: 0262523248
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 7th March 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 19.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.52

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