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Each Wild Idea Writing, Photography, History (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0262523248
ISBN-13: 9780262523240
Sku: 30861816
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 7.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  248
Age Range:  26 to UP
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Essays on photography and the medium's history and evolving identity.
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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.
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In this collection of nine essays, an art historian takes on a variety of photography-related subjects, including the history of the medium as a genre, the criteria of a canon artist, and the ways in which technological advancements are shaping the craft.

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Publishers Weekly
"[T]here is some repetition, but the ideas that [the author] returns to...are so richly explored that one hardly feels cause for complaint." 03/12/2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   22
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0248
Product attributePublisher:   MIT Press (MA)
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