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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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  • Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Vintage) – Mass-market paperback (1993)
    by Roland Barthes, Richard Howard (Translator)

    Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

    Mass-market paperback, Vintage
    1993
    English
    144 pages

    ISBN: 0099225417
    ISBN-13: 9780099225416

    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.

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Reviews of Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Overall customer rating: 2.500
WaltMaken

Interesting observations

by WaltMaken on Jun 27, 2013

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 ... More

Clifford T

ALMOST UNREADABLE

by Clifford T on 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 - ... More

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