On Photography

Macmillan, 1977 - 208 pages
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One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."""A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world and at ourselves over the last 140 years.""-Washington Post Book World""Every page of On Photography raises.

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Susan Sontag has returned photography to the cockpit of discussion it occupied when the exact mechanical image loomed as a threat to the person, to art, to the very relationship between images and ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Susan Sontag remains one of the most important voices of her time. Her interest in photography came at a time when photography was understood as a useful medium and occasionally as a powerful way to ... Consulter l'avis complet

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In Platos Cave
America Seen Through Photographs Darkly
Melancholy Objects
The Heroism of Vision
Photographic Evangels
The ImageWorld
A Brief Anthology of Quotations
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Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America; I, Etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays; and five works of nonfiction, among them Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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