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Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Posted on August 01 2016



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Towards a Philosophy of Photography │By (author) Vilem Flusser , Translated by Martin Chalmers , Introduction by Hubertus Von Amelunxen

 

With an introduction by Hubertus von Amelunxen Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 119.38 x 195.58 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Reaktion Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1861890761
  • 9781861890764
  • 46,554

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