Why art photography? [electronic resource] / by Lucy Soutter.

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Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013.Description: viii, 145 pages : illustrations.ISBN: 0203130588; 9780203130582.Subject(s): Photographic criticismLooking glass | Photography, ArtisticLooking glass | Electronic booksLooking glassSummary: "Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access.Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography's expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way.This book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of photography as an art form. "-- Provided by publisher.Alternative form: Hardback: 9780415577335Online access: Read this e-book from EBSCO
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Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usuallyaccess.

Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography's expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and keyterms are defined along the way.

This book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of photography as an art form.

"Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access.Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography's expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way.This book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of photography as an art form. "-- Provided by publisher.

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Lucy Soutteris a photographer, critic and art historian. She is a tutor in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art. Her writings on contemporary art and photography include essays in Girls! Girls! Girls! in Contemporary Art (Intellect, 2011), Appropriation (Whitechapel Gallery, 2009) and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary Photography (Scala, 2008).

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