Le concept de non photographie

Le concept de non photographie Author François Laruelle
ISBN-10 0983216916
Release 2011
Pages 286
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The Concept of Non-Photography develops a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy and art, and introduces the reader to most of the key concepts of Laruelle's 'non-philosophy'. Laruelle explores what the photographic mode of seeing could be, removed from its technological conditions, its aesthetic history, its relation to painting, and all of the theoretical frameworks that have been thrust upon it. The object is not to re-interpret photography philosophically but to move towards a non-photography, an science that would be able to describe photography without displacing its essence through 'philosophical decision'.In the process, we discover that photography has always inhabited philosophy: A certain spontaneous self-understanding of philosophy has taken photography as its model, and has prevented the philosopher from ever truly thinking photography. If photography can only be thought non-philosophically, philosophy, itself, can only be thought non-photographically – that is, through a science that does not fall prey to the arche-photography of philosophical self-imaging.Rather than another book on the 'philosophy of photography', The Concept of Non-Photography is therefore a book on the photography of philosophy. Much more than an 'application' of 'non-philosophy', The Concept of Non-Photography provides an invaluable introduction to Laruelle's thought, a growing influence on contemporary philosophy

Laruelle and Non Philosophy

Laruelle and Non Philosophy Author John Mullarkey
ISBN-10 9780748664764
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 272
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The first collection of critical essays on the work of this most original thinker. Francois Laruelle is one of the most important French philosophers of the last 20 years, and as his texts have become available in English there has been a rising tide of interest in his work, particularly on the concept of 'Non-Philosophy'. Non-philosophy radically rethinks many of the most cutting-edge concepts such as immanence, pluralism, resistance, science, democracy, decisionism, Marxism, theology and materialism. It also expands our view of what counts as philosophical thought, through art, science and politics, and beyond to fields as varied as film, animality and material objects.

Photo fiction Une Esth tique Non standard

Photo fiction  Une Esth  tique Non standard Author François Laruelle
ISBN-10 1937561119
Release 2012
Pages 177
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Essays extending the research in The concept of non-photography, Urbanomic/Sequence Press, 2011.

Photography and Its Violations

Photography and Its Violations Author John Roberts
ISBN-10 9780231168182
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 240
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Theorists critique photography for ÒobjectifyingÓ its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photographyÕs violating powers and aesthetic technique as part of a complex Òsocial ontologyÓ that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. Photography must Òarrive unannouncedÓ and Òget in the way of the world,Ó Roberts argues, committing to the truth-claims of the spectator over the self-interests and sensitivities of the subject. Yet even though the violating capacity of the photograph results from external power relations, the photographer is still faced with an ethical choice: whether to advance photographyÕs truth-claims on the basis of these powers or to diminish or veil these powers to protect the integrity of the subject. PhotographyÕs acts of intrusion and destabilization constantly test the photographer at the point of production, in the darkroom, and at the computer, especially in our 24-hour digital image culture. RobertsÕs refunctioning of photographyÕs place in the world is therefore critically game-changing, as it politically and theoretically restores the reputation of the art.

Bergson and the Art of Immanence Painting Photography Film

Bergson and the Art of Immanence  Painting  Photography  Film Author Charlotte de Mille
ISBN-10 9780748670239
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 256
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This collection of 16 essays brings 20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson's work on immanence together with the latest ideas in art theory and the practice of immanent art as found in painting, photography and film. It places Bergson's work and influence in a wide historical context and applies a rigorous conceptual framework to contemporary art theory and practice.

The Low Light Photography Field Guide

The Low Light Photography Field Guide Author Michael Freeman
ISBN-10 9781136110061
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 192
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In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art.

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes Author Christopher James
ISBN-10 9781305461598
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 736
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Written by internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Christopher James, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3rd Edition is the definitive text for students and professionals studying alternative photographic processes and the art of hand-made photographic image making. This innovative Third Edition brings the medium up to date with new and historic processes that are integrated with the latest contemporary innovations, adaptations, techniques, and art work. This 800 page edition is packed with more than 700 exquisite illustrations featuring historical examples as well as the art that is currently being made by professional alternative process, artists, teachers, and students of the genre. The third edition is the complete and comprehensive technical and aesthetic resource exploring and delving into every aspect of alternative photographic process photography. Each chapter introduces the history of a technique, presents an overview of the alternative photographic process that will be featured, reviews its chemistry, and provides practical and easy to follow guidance in how to make it work. In his conversational writing style, James also explores the idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the history of photography. Featuring traditional and digital contact negative production as well as an array of processes, spread out over 28 chapters, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3RD EDITION delivers clear instructions, practical workflows and advice, humor, history, art, and immeasurable inspiration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Camera Lucida

Camera Lucida Author Roland Barthes
ISBN-10 0374532338
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 144
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A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography.

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography Author Michael R. Peres
ISBN-10 9781136106132
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 880
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*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)


Photography Author David Bate
ISBN-10 9780857858252
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 320
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Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the study of photography, this second edition of Photography: The Key Concepts has been expanded and updated to cover more fully contemporary changes to photography. Photography is a part of everyday life; from news and advertisements, to data collection and surveillance, to the shaping of personal and social identity, we are constantly surrounded by the photographic image. Outlining an overview of photographic genres, David Bate explores how these varied practices can be coded and interpreted using key theoretical models. Building upon the genres included in the first edition – documentary, portraiture, landscape, still life, art and global photography – this second edition includes two new chapters on snapshots and the act of looking. The revised and expanded chapters are supported by over three times as many photographs as in the first edition, examining contemporary practices in more detail and equipping students with the analytical skills they need, both in their academic studies and in their own practical work. An indispensable guide to the field, Photography: The Key Concepts is core reading for all courses that consider the place of photography in society, within photographic practice, visual culture, art, media and cultural studies.

Before and After Photography

Before and After Photography Author Jordan Bear
ISBN-10 9781474253147
Release 2017-06-29
Pages 232
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The before-and-after trope in photography has long paired images to represent change: whether affirmatively, as in the results of makeovers, social reforms or medical interventions, or negatively, in the destruction of the environment by the impacts of war or natural disasters. This interdisciplinary, multi-authored volume examines the central but almost unspoken position of before-and-after photography found in a wide range of contexts from the 19th century through to the present. Packed with case studies that explore the conceptual implications of these images, the book's rich language of evidence, documentation and persuasion present both historical material and the work of practicing photographers who have deployed – and challenged – the conventions of the before-and-after pairing. Touching on issues including sexuality, race, environmental change and criminality, Before-and-After Photography examines major topics of current debate in the critique of photography in an accessible way to allow students and scholars to explore the rich conceptual issues around photography's relationship with time and imagination.

Politics of the Other in India and China

Politics of the  Other  in India and China Author Lion Koenig
ISBN-10 9781317530541
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 284
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The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm of development the world tends to get divided into simplistic binary oppositions between the ‘West’ and the ‘rest’, ‘us’ and ‘them’ and ‘self’ and ‘other’. Proposing to shift the discussion on what constitutes the ‘Other’ as opposed to the ‘Self’ from philosophy and cultural studies to the social sciences, this book explores how the structural asymmetries existing between Western discourses and the realities of the non-Western world manifest themselves in the ideas, institutions and socio-political practices of India and China, and in how far they shape the social scientist’s understanding of their discipline in general. It provides a counter-narrative by revealing the relativity of geographies, and by showing that the conventional presentation of core elements of the Asian socio-political set-up as ‘aberrations’ from the Western models fails to acknowledge their inherent strategic character of adapting Western concepts to meet local requirements. Drawing on multiple disciplines, concepts and contexts in India and China, the book makes a valuable contribution to the theory and practice of politics, as well as to International and Asian Studies.

From Snapshots to Social Media The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography

From Snapshots to Social Media   The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography Author Risto Sarvas
ISBN-10 0857292471
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 201
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From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordinary people capturing, sharing and using photographs, and is in a particular state of flux today as photos go digital. The book argues that this digital era is the third major chapter in the 170 year history of the area; following the portrait and Kodak eras of the past. History shows that despite huge changes in photographic technology and the way it has been sold, people continue to use photographs to improve memory, support communication and reinforce identity. The future will involve a shift in the balance of these core activities and a replacement of the family album with various multimedia archives for individuals, families and communities. This raises a number of issues that should be taken into account when designing new technologies and business services in this area, including: the ownership and privacy of content, multimedia standards, home ICT infrastructure, and younger and older users of images. The book is a must for designers and engineers of imaging technology and social media who want a better understanding of the history of domestic photography in order to shape its future. It will also be of value to students and researchers in science and technology studies and visual culture, as a fascinating case study of the evolving use of photographs and photographic technology in Western society.

Outdoor Flash Photography

Outdoor Flash Photography Author Charlie Borland
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 105
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The flash unit is a complex device and very valuable to the outdoor photographer. Whether you photograph the landscape or outdoor adventures, nature may not always provide the best light. Flash can be used in conjunction with the outdoor light that is available or it can be used as the only light source. You can brighten your subject, create striking images of motion, or use flash to make your subject pop. You might need flash in combination with the natural light or have a need to create light where there isn't any and this book covers how to do it all. This book shows you how to use the Nikon SB900 and Canon 580EXII, each covered in great detail. From the LCD to all the buttons, their purpose and function are explained. Charlie Borland shows you how to apply flash for specific results in both intensity and quality and even more valuable is how to create light that tells stories. Something that is important to outdoor and adventure photographers! If you have a flash to accompany your DSLR and overwhelmed by all the options, this eBook will set you on the right path.

Handbook of Aerial Photography and Interpretation

Handbook of Aerial Photography and Interpretation Author
ISBN-10 817022649X
Release 1999
Pages 232
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Handbook of Aerial Photography and Interpretation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook of Aerial Photography and Interpretation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook of Aerial Photography and Interpretation book for free.

Christo Fiction

Christo Fiction Author François Laruelle
ISBN-10 9780231538961
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 288
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François Laruelle’s lifelong project of “nonphilosophy,” or “nonstandard philosophy,” thinks past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realize new relations between religion, science, politics, and art. In Christo-Fiction Laruelle targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and the radical potential of Christ, whose “crossing” disrupts their circular discourse. Laruelle’s Christ is not the authoritative figure conjured by academic theology, the Apostles, or the Catholic Church. He is the embodiment of generic man, founder of a science of humans, and the herald of a gnostic messianism that calls forth an immanent faith. Explicitly inserting quantum science into religion, Laruelle recasts the temporality of the cross, the entombment, and the resurrection, arguing that it is God who is sacrificed on the cross so equals in faith may be born. Positioning itself against orthodox religion and naive atheism alike, Christo-Fiction is a daring, heretical experiment that ties religion to the human experience and the lived world.

Reframing Photography

Reframing Photography Author Rebekah Modrak
ISBN-10 9780415779197
Release 2011-01
Pages 501
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In an accessible yet complex way, Rebekah Modrak and Bill Anthes explore photographic theory, history, and technique to bring photographic education up to date with contemporary photographic practice. --