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    Sculptural photographs from the calotype to digital technologies

    Di Bello, Patrizia (2018) Sculptural photographs from the calotype to digital technologies. London, UK and New York, U.S.: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350028234.

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    This is the first monographic study of the role played by sculpture at key moments in the history of photography. Over a handful of closely analysed case studies, spanning the life of photography from its inception to the present, this book shows how, as well as photogenic subject matter or commercial opportunity, sculpture has provided a model to conceptualize photography as an art of mechanical reproduction. Clearly and accessibly written with a rare attention to the significance of the materiality of the photograph – technical, visual and tactile – this book makes us look again at some well-known photographs from the history of photography, and rediscover some of the forgotten ‘greatest hits’ from the past.


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): photography, sculpture, mechanical reproduction, artistic labour,
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Photography Research Centre, History and Theory of
    Depositing User: Patrizia Di Bello
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 10:37
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:36


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