Jonathan Crary's "Techniques of the Observer "provides a dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity.
This analysis of the historical formation of the observer is a compelling account of the prehistory of the society of the spectacle.
About the Author
Jonathan Crary is Assistant Professor of Art History at Columbia University. He is a founding editor of "Zone "and Zone Books.
"Nimbly interweaving the histories of science, technology, philosophy, popular culture, and the visual arts, Jonathan Crary provides a stunning challenge to conventional wisdom about the epochal transformation of visual culture in the nineteenth century. Techniques of the Observer will be a vital resource for anyone concerned with the complex interaction of technological modernization and aesthetic modernism." Martin Jay , University of California at Berkeley
Modernity and the problem of the observer; the camera obscura and its subject; subjective vision and the separation of the senses; techniques of the observer; visionary abstraction.
Series: October Books (Paperback)
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 17th March 1992
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 0.29