Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.Read Less
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Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Text in English, French. 128 p. Flamingo S... Illustrations. Intended for college/higher education audience. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Text in English, French. 128 p. Flamingo S... Illustrations. Intended for college/higher education audience. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
I originally ordered the book because I thought it might have insights into the Kickstarter project with the same subject name (See http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neolucida/neolucida-a-portable-camera-lucida-for-the-21st-ce ) Turned out the book had no insights into the device that is the subject of the Kickstarter project. However, since I had the book, I went ahead and read it. Surprisingly, I found myself underlining many thoughts by the author. It is a good book to get one thinking more deeply about "photography" and it's impact on our lives. Would definitely recommend the book.
Jan 28, 2011
If you are a practical photographer seeking a 'new read' about photography in general my advice would be - Don't waste your time trying to read this book. I say 'trying' because Roland Barthes is a distinguished French PHILOSOPHER and he writes as you would expect an academic philosopher to write - gobbledegook. I stayed with a couple of hours before flinging it to the floor in dismay. If you have a copy give it to someone you don;t like.
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