Criticizing Photographs

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 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. The fourth edition includes new black and white and color images, updated commentary, a completely revised chapter on theory that offers a broad discussion of digital images, and an expanded chapter eight on studio critiques and writing about photographs, plus examples of student writing and critique. .

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Genre : Photography
Author : Terry Barrett
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 209 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015040621180


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 : Photographic criticism
Author : Terry Barrett
Publisher : Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Release : 2020-11
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1350097373


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 : 242 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

Susie Linfield addresses the issue of whether photographs depicting past scenes of violence & cruelty are voyeuristic, arguing that if we do not look & understand that we are seeing at people, rather than depersonalised acts of inhumanity, our hopes of curbing political violence today are probably limited.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Susie Linfield
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-04-15
Total Pages : 341 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


The Weight Of Photography

The Weight Of Photography

Bringing together a wide range of essays from contemporary scholars, this collection marks a growing interest in the suggestive yet problematic relation between the experience of photography, video, and film and the perception of the visual world. As an essential concentration of contemporary thought, this selection provides an excellent introduction for newcomers and a fresh point of view for those already engaged in discussions about photography, art, history, education, culture, and criticism. The featured essays are penned by an assortment of noted thinkers, including Jean Baudrillard, Terry Barrett, Philippe Dubois, Willem Elias, Annette W. Balkema, and Jan Simons.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Johan M. Swinnen
Publisher : Asp-Academic & Scientific Pub
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 763 Pages
ISBN : 9054877049


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


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