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Stop Reading! Look! : Modern Vision and the Weimar Photographic Book (Hardcover) (Pepper Stetler)

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In the second half of the Weimar period (1918–33), photographers produced books consisting almost entirely of sequenced images. The subjects ranged widely: from plants and nature to the modern metropolis, from exotic cultures to the German Volk, from anonymous workers to historical figures. While many of the books were created by key practitioners and theorists of modern photography, scholars have rarely addressed the significance of the book format to modern conceptions of photographic meaning. The term “photo-essay” implies that these photographic books were equivalent to literary endeavors, created by replacing text with images, but such assumptions fail to explore the motivations of the books’ makers.
Stop Reading! Look! argues that Weimar photographic books stood at the center of debates about photography’s ability to provide uniquely visual forms of perception and cognition that exceed the capacity of the textual realm. Each chapter provides a sustained analysis of a photographic book, while also bringing the cultural, social, and political context of the Weimar Republic to bear on its relevance and meaning.
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: History, Photography
Sub-Genre: Europe / Germany, General
Series Title: Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Pepper Stetler
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2015
TCIN: 50098070
UPC: 9780472119660
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1245

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