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At Face Value and Beyond : Photographic Constructions of Reality

At Face Value and Beyond : Photographic Constructions of Reality

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How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to deal with the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth’s street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.

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Keywords

  • !bisac PHO005000
  • Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Image
  • imagery
  • KUnlatched
  • Media
  • Photography
  • Visual Culture
  • Visual literacy
  • visual studies

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