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Author Schwärzler, Monika.

Title At face value & beyond : photographic constructions of reality / Monika Schwärzler.

Imprint [Bielefeld] : Transcript Verlag, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (187 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Series Image ; volume 75
Image (Transcript (Firm)) ; v. 75.
Note Print version record.
Summary How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to pinpoint the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis, as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth's street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187).
Language In English; one paper translated from the original German.
Contents Frontmatter -- Acknowledgment -- Inhalt -- Introductory Remarks -- Conscious and Semi-Conscious States of the Camera: Comments on a History of Photographic Parapraxes -- Dressed to Suffer and Redeem: Staged Photography Featuring Biblical Narratives -- Blocked View and Impeded Vision: An Affective Response to the Photographs of Maria Hahnenkamp and Thomas Struth -- Unedited Glamor: The Vienna Opera Ball and Its Rendition by Network Cameras -- Lost in Pleasure: Mad Joy in Images of Youth Culture -- Death Can Wait: Images of Old Age and Dying in Austrian Hospice Campaigns -- "The Beast": On the Photographic Staging of the Large Hadron Collider at the Nuclear Research Center in Geneva -- Denigrative Views: On the Deconstruction of Visages in Print Media -- The White Handbag: Photography and Ownership -- References.
Subject Struth, Thomas 1954-
Photography -- Appreciation.
Visual communication in art.
Photography, Artistic.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Criticism.
Media studies.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Photography -- Appreciation. (OCoLC)fst01751992
Photography, Artistic. (OCoLC)fst01061964
Visual communication in art. (OCoLC)fst01168010
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title At face value and beyond : photographic constructions of reality
Other Form: Print version: Schwärzler, Monika. At face value & beyond. [Bielefeld] : Transcript Verlag, 2016 (DLC) 2016418357
ISBN 3839429544 (electronic bk.)
9783839429549 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.14361/9783839429549 doi
CHNEW 001035158
CHVBK 55623619X
GBVCP 896610659
AU@ 000066527628

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