Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs

This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development.

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Genre : Art
Author : Terry Barrett, Professor
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-03-24
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0073526533


Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs

Emphasizing the understanding of images and their influences on how they affect our attitudes, beliefs, and actions, this fully updated sixth edition offers consequential ways of looking at images from the perspectives of photographers, critics, theoreticians, historians, curators, and editors. It invites informed conversations about meanings and implications of images, providing multiple and sometimes conflicting answers to questions such as: What are photographs? Should they be called art? Are they ethical? What are their implications for self, society, and the world? From showing how critics verbalize what they see in images and how they persuade us to see similarly, to dealing with what different photographs might mean, the book posits that some interpretations are better than others and explains how to deliberate among competing interpretations. It looks at how the worth of photographs is judged aesthetically and socially, offering samples and practical considerations for both studio critiques for artists and professional criticism for public audiences. This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Terry Barrett
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-30
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9781000185546


Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs

Emphasizing the understanding of images and their influences on how they affect our attitudes, beliefs, and actions, this fully updated sixth edition offers consequential ways of looking at images from the perspectives of photographers, critics, theoreticians, historians, curators, and editors. It invites informed conversations about meanings and implications of images, providing multiple and sometimes conflicting answers to questions such as: What are photographs? Should they be called art? Are they ethical? What are their implications for self, society, and the world? From showing how critics verbalize what they see in images and how they persuade us to see similarly, to dealing with what different photographs might mean, the book posits that some interpretations are better than others and explains how to deliberate among competing interpretations. It looks at how the worth of photographs is judged aesthetically and socially, offering samples and practical considerations for both studio critiques for artists and professional criticism for public audiences. This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Terry Barrett
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-30
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9781000182361


Criticizing Art Understanding The Contemporary

Criticizing Art Understanding The Contemporary

History of art criticism - Describing and interpreting art - Judging art - Writing and talking about art - Theory and art criticism.

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Genre : Art
Author : Terry Michael Barrett
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015048832656


On Photography

On Photography

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, "On Photography" first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as " a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous " In Plato' s Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching " Brief Anthology of Quotations."

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Author : Susan Sontag
Publisher :
Release : 2001-06
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 0795000502


The Cruel Radiance

The Cruel Radiance

Challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead, the author argues that looking at such images is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Susie Linfield
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-04-15
Total Pages : 339 Pages
ISBN : 9780226482514


Why Is That Art

Why Is That Art

Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? Why is it good? Why Is That Art?, Third Edition, introduces students to theories of art through the presentation of contemporary works that include abstract and representational painting, animated film, monumental sculpture, performance art, photographs, relational art, and video installations. Ideal for courses in aesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, this unique book provides students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation.

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Author : Professor Emeritus of Art Education Terry Barrett
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2017-02-23
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 0190268840


A Little History Of Photography Criticism Or Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography

A Little History Of Photography Criticism Or Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography

In A Short History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography?, Susie Linfield contends that by looking at images of political violence and learning to see the people in them, we engage in an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence. For many years, Linfield’s acute analysis of photographs—from events as wide-ranging as the Holocaust, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and recent acts of terrorism—has explored a complex connection between the practices of photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. By asking how photography should respond to the darker shadows of modern life, Linfield insists on the continuing moral relevance of photojournalism, while urging us not to avert our eyes from what James Agee once labeled “the cruel radiance of what is.”

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Genre : Photography
Author : Susie Linfield
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-12-20
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780226049069


The New Black Vanguard Photography Between Art And Fashion Signed Edition

The New Black Vanguard Photography Between Art And Fashion Signed Edition

In a richly illustrated essay, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion, art, and the visual vocabulary around beauty and the body. In The New Black Vanguard, fifteen artist portfolios and a series of conversations feature the brightest contemporary fashion photographers. Their images and stories chart the history of inclusion (and exclusion) in the creation of the Black fashion image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

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Author : Antwaun Sargent
Publisher : Aperture Direct
Release : 2019-10-29
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1683952340


The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Shel Silverstein
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-02-18
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780061965104