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Towards a Philosophy of Photography
Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Vilém Flusser
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Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Vilém Flusser
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Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.

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Publisher
Reaktion Books
Year
2013
ISBN
9781780232447
Topic
Art
Subtopic
Photography

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