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Why Photography Matters - a book by Thompson, Jerry L.

Why Photography Matters

Why Photography Matters( )
Author: Thompson, Jerry L.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. With this provocative observation, Thompson begins a wide-ranging and lucid meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts. He constructs an argument that moves with natural logic from Thomas Pynchon (and why we read him for his vision and not his command of miscellaneous facts) to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson (who...
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Detailed Subjects: Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.375 x 8 x 0.312 Inches
Book Weight:0.54 Pounds

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