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Camera Lucida Reflections on Photography

Barthes Roland

9781784876012

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781784876012
Published: March 2020

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An inquiry into a very modern art form - photography. Barthes personal investigation into the meaning of photographs is a seminal work of critical theory of the twentieth century.

Barthes investigation into the meaning of photographs is a seminal work of twentieth-century critical theory. This is a special Vintage Design Edition, with fold-out cover and stunning photography throughout.

Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind. He was grieving for his mother at the time of writing. Strikingly personal, yet one of the most important early academic works on photography, Camera Lucida remains essential reading for anyone interested in the power of images.

'Effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader' Guardian

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781784876012
Published: March 2020

Number of pages: 160
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 15 mm

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

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