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Four Arts of Photography : An Essay in Philosophy (Hardcover) (Dominic Lopes)

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In Four Arts of Photography, Dominic McIver Lopes explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the twenty-first century. Art lovers and critics have been captivated by photography since its invention, but they have also been plagued by questions about its seriousness, meaning, and truthfulness. Here, Lopes re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements. He discusses several individual images in detail and alternates a top-down, theory-to-case approach with a bottom-up, case-to-theory approach. He references influential primary sources as well as the reception of important art works by art critics. Also included are two commentaries by top philosophers of photography Diarmuid Costello and Cynthia A. Freeland, who enhance and extend the scholarly conversation that Lopes begins. Covering the full range of contemporary photographic art in a systematic way, this book advances a new theory of the nature of photography that is grounded in technology, but refuses to place this most enigmatic art form in opposition to painting.
Number of Pages: 177.0
Genre: Philosophy, Photography
Sub-Genre: Photography
Series Title: New Directions in Aesthetics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Dominic Lopes
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2016
TCIN: 51081914
UPC: 9781119053170
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-3684

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