The Enduring Illusion: Photographs from the Stanford University Museum of Art

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Since its invention more than a century and a half ago, photography has become an important vehicle for communication and expression. Whether made for personal, commercial, or artistic purposes--and these categories are not mutually exclusive--photographic images surround us. Nevertheless, as the works in this volume demonstrate, photographs maintain their capacity to stir our imagination by their beauty, their strangeness, their apparent objectivity, and their exceptional power to evoke a time, or a place, or a mood. ...

The Enduring Illusion: Photographs from the Stanford University Museum of Art 1996, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780937031063

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