This meticulously researched and enlightening study will be essential reading for anyone seeking in-depth immersion in the theory, history, and. This is a landmark book, the first devoted solely to comparative analysis of the work of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes on photography. Earlier this month we published an exciting new comparative study of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes. Kathrin Yacavone (Department of.
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Eustache Deschamps, ca — Mathieu marked it as to-read Jan 24, Josh marked it as to-read Jun 07, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes Sign In Forgot password? It argues that despite the different historical, philosophical and cultural contexts of their work, Benjamin and Barthes engage with similar issues and problems that photography uniquely poses, including the relationship between the photograph and its beholder as a confrontation between self and other, and the dynamic relation between time, subjectivity, memory and loss.
Luba K marked it as to-read Jul 30, Sergio Fraile marked it as to-read Jul 04, All our hosts are volunteers. Pursuing hitherto unexplored aspects of Benjamin’s and Barthes’s engagement with photography, it provides new interpretations of familiar texts and analyzes material which has only recently become available. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Sarah marked it as to-read Apr 06, Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography presents two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century in a new comparative light.
Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography
Each writer emphasizes the singular event of the photograph’s apprehension and its ethical and existential aspects rooted in the power and poignancy of photographic images. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Mapping the complex relationship between photographic history and theory, cultural criticism and autobiography, this book will be of considerable interest not only to historians and theorists of photography but also to scholars working in literary and cultural studies.
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Pursuing hitherto unexplored aspects of Benjamin’s and Barthes’s engagement with photography, it provides new interpretations of familiar texts An intriguing postscript explores the continuing relevance of the ideas of these thinkers into the age of digitization. Return to Book Page. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. To see what wingularity friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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