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  • Photography, Memory, and the Affective Past

    Heritage Reframed

    By Colin Sterling

    Photography, Memory and the Affective Past critically examines the production, consumption and interpretation of photography across various heritage domains, from the global image archives of UNESCO, to the domestic arena of the family album. Through original ethnographic and archival research, the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • The Photography Cultures Reader

    Representation, Agency and Identity

    Edited by Liz Wells

    The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity engages with contemporary debates surrounding photographic cultures and practices from a variety of perspectives, providing insight and analysis for students and practitioners. With over 100 images included, the diverse essays in…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Photography, Temporality, and Modernity

    Time Warped

    By Kris Belden-Adams

    This book examines the photography’s unique capacity to represent time with a degree of elasticity and abstraction. Part object-study, part cultural/philosophical history, it examines the medium’s ability to capture and sometimes "defy" time, while also traveling as objects across time-and-space…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Diversity in Contemporary Photography

    By Qiana Mestrich

    Focusing on fine art and documentary photography, this book provides a diverse and inclusive version of photography history and its contemporary manifestations. Through 40 interviews with and profiles of photographers from underrepresented communities—those of African, Asian, Latino, Native…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Theories in Digital Composite Photographs

    12 Artists and Their Work

    By Yihui Huang

    Theories in Digital Composite Photographs: 12 Artists and Their Work presents a theoretical investigation of digital composite photographs through philosophical exploration of artists’ concepts of reality. With an international cohort of contemporary digital composite artists, this book presents…

    Paperback – 2018-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography

    Edited by Marni Shindelman, Anne Leighton Massoni

    This compendium examines the choices, construction, inclusions and exemptions, and expanded practices involved in the process of creating a photograph. Focusing on work created in the past twenty-five years, this volume is divided into sections that address a separate means of creating photographs…

    Hardback – 2018-09-24
    Routledge

  • Art, Media Design, and Postproduction

    Open Guidelines on Appropriation and Remix

    By Eduardo Navas

    Art, Media Design, and Postproduction: Open Guidelines on Appropriation and Remix offers a set of open-ended guidelines for art and design studio-based projects. The creative application of appropriation and remix are now common across creative disciplines due to the ongoing recycling and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge

  • Photography and Migration

    Edited by Tanya Sheehan

    Written in the context of unprecedented dislocation and a global refugee crisis, this edited volume thinks through photography’s long and complex relationship to human migration. While contemporary media images largely frame migration in terms of trauma, victimhood, and pity, so much more can be…

    Paperback – 2018-06-18
    Routledge

  • Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art

    Optical Deconstructions

    By Edit Tóth

    This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

    Edited by Moritz Neumüller

    The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture is a seminal reference source for the ever-changing field of photography. Comprising an impressive range of essays and interviews by experts and scholars from across the globe, this book examines the medium’s history, its central issues and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • New Dimensions in Photo Processes

    A Step-by-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques, 5th Edition

    By Laura Blacklow

    New Dimensions in Photo Processes invites artists in all visual media to discover contemporary approaches to historical techniques. Painters, printmakers, and photographers alike will find value in this practical book, as these processes require little to no knowledge of photography, digital means,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge
    Alternative Process Photography

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