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Author Kelsey, Robin, 1961- author.

Title Photography and the art of chance / Robin Kelsey.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770 KEL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    770 KEL    DUE 06-25-19
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    770 KEL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-384) and index.
Summary As anyone who has wielded a camera knows, photography has a unique relationship to chance. It also represents a struggle to reconcile aesthetic aspiration with a mechanical process. Robin Kelsey reveals how daring innovators expanded the aesthetic limits of photography in order to create art for a modern world.
Contents William Henry Fox Talbot and his picture machine -- Defining art against the mechanical, c. 1860 -- Julia Margaret Cameron transfigures the glitch -- The fog of beauty, c. 1890 -- Alfred Stieglitz moves with the city -- Stalking chance and making news, c. 1930 -- Frederick Sommer decomposes our nature -- Pressing photography into a modernist mold, c. 1970 -- John Baldessari plays the only game in town.
Subject Photography, Artistic -- Philosophy.
Chance in art.
ISBN 9780674744004 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0674744004 (hbk : alk. paper)

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