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The Resource What photography is, James Elkins

What photography is, James Elkins

Label
What photography is
Title
What photography is
Statement of responsibility
James Elkins
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner that he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. Elkins argues that photograpy is also about meaninglessness--its apparently endless capacity to show us things that we do not want or need to see--and pain--extremely powerful images that can sear into our consciousness permanently. Extensively illustrated with a surprising range of images, Elkins demonstrates that what makes photography uniquely powerful is its ability to express the difficulty--physically, psychologically, emotionally, and aethstically--of the act of seeing
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR642
LC item number
.E43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
What photography is, James Elkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing -- Selenite, ice, salt -- From the Green River to the Brunswick peninsula -- A drop of water, World Trade Center dust -- The rapatronic camera -- Lingqi
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780415995696
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn817224584
  • UtOrBLW
Label
What photography is, James Elkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing -- Selenite, ice, salt -- From the Green River to the Brunswick peninsula -- A drop of water, World Trade Center dust -- The rapatronic camera -- Lingqi
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780415995696
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn817224584
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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