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The Resource Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects, Lisa Saltzman

Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects, Lisa Saltzman

Label
Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects
Title
Daguerreotypes
Title remainder
fugitive subjects, contemporary objects
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Saltzman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the digital age, photography confronts its future under the competing signs of ubiquity and obsolescence. While technology has allowed amateurs and experts alike to create high-quality photographs in the blink of an eye, new electronic formats have severed the original photochemical link between image and subject. At the same time, recent cinematic photography has stretched the concept of photography and raised questions about its truth value as a documentary medium. Despite this situation, photography remains a stubbornly substantive form of evidence: referenced by artists, filmmakers, and writers as a powerful emblem of truth, photography has found its home in other media at precisely the moment of its own material demise. By examining this idea of photography as articulated in literature, film, and the graphic novel, Daguerreotypes demonstrates how photography secures identity for figures with an otherwise unstable sense of self. Lisa Saltzman argues that in many modern works, the photograph asserts itself as a guarantor of identity, whether genuine or fabricated. From Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz to Alison Bechdel's Fun Home--we find traces of photography's "fugitive subjects" throughout contemporary culture. Ultimately, Daguerreotypes reveals how the photograph, at once personal memento and material witness, has inspired a range of modern artistic and critical practices."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saltzman, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR183
LC item number
.S245 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photographic interpretation
  • Photographic interpretation
  • Photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
Label
Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects, Lisa Saltzman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects -- Retro-spectacles : on the fictions of contemporary art photography -- Orphans : on émigrés and images in W.G. Sebald's "Austerlitz" -- Just drawings : on photographs, "Fun home" and "The pencil of nature" -- Time regained : on stasis and duration in contemporary video portraits -- Epilogue
Control code
890360374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9780226242033
Lccn
2014044793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025066043
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890360374
Label
Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects, Lisa Saltzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Daguerreotypes : fugitive subjects, contemporary objects -- Retro-spectacles : on the fictions of contemporary art photography -- Orphans : on émigrés and images in W.G. Sebald's "Austerlitz" -- Just drawings : on photographs, "Fun home" and "The pencil of nature" -- Time regained : on stasis and duration in contemporary video portraits -- Epilogue
Control code
890360374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9780226242033
Lccn
2014044793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025066043
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890360374

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