Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

ISBN: 0374521344

ISBN 13: 9780374521349

Publication Date: May 01, 1982

Publisher: Hill and Wang

Pages: 119

Format: Paperback

Authors: Roland Barthes, Richard Howard

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A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography.

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