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The photobook: from Talbot to Ruscha and beyond

di Bello, Patrizia and Wilson, C. and Zamir, S. (2012) The photobook: from Talbot to Ruscha and beyond. London, UK: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781848856158.

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Abstract

The photograph found a home in the book before it won for itself a place on the gallery wall. Only a few years after the birth of photography, the publication of Henry Fox Talbot's "The Pencil of Nature" heralded a new genre in the history of the book, one in which the photograph was the primary vehicle of expression and communication, or stood in equal if sometimes conflicted partnership with the written word. In this book, practicing photographers and writers across several fields of scholarship share a range of fresh approaches to reading the photobook, developing new ways of understanding how meaning is shaped by an image's interaction with its text and context and engaging with the visual, tactile and interactive experience of the photobook in all its dimensions. Through close studies of individual works, the photobook from fetishised objet d'art to cheaply-printed booklet is explored and its unique creative and cultural contributions celebrated.

Item Type: Book
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > History of Art
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 13:44
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 11:57
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4854

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