Photographs Objects Histories: On the Materiality of Images, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Photographs Objects Histories

On the Materiality of Images, 1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Janice Hart

Routledge

240 pages

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This innovative volume explores the idea that while photographs are images, they are also objects, and this materiality is integral to their meaning and use. The case studies presented focus on photographs active in different institutional, political, religious and domestic spheres, where physical properties, the nature of their use and the cultural formations in which they function make their 'objectness' central to how we should understand them.

The book's contributions are drawn from disciplines including the history of photography, visual anthropology and art history, with case studies from a range of countries such as the Netherlands, North America, Australia, Japan, Romania and Tibet. Each shows the methodological strategies they have developed in order to fully exploit the idea of the materiality of photographic images.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC002020
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical