The Contest of Meaning : Critical Histories of Photography

Bolton, Richard and Crimp, Douglas and Phillips, Christopher and Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. and Solomon-Godeau, Abigail and Lord, Catherine and Bright, Deborah and Stein, Sally and Grover, Jan Zita and Squiers, Carol and Parada, Esther and Krauss, Rosalind and Rosler, Martha and Sekula, Allan. The Contest of Meaning : Critical Histories of Photography. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989.

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Abstract (English)

The authors question the validity of the traditional history of photography, focusing on: the exclusivity of modernist photography; how sexual difference is constructed in photographic representation; photography as mass communication in the interests of power; and a critical analysis of "objective" photographic truth. Subject index. Circa 475 bibl. ref.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Bolton, Richard (Editor); Bolton, Richard (Author); Crimp, Douglas (Author); Phillips, Christopher (Author); Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. (Author); Solomon-Godeau, Abigail (Author); Lord, Catherine (Author); Bright, Deborah (Author); Stein, Sally (Author); Grover, Jan Zita (Author); Squiers, Carol (Author); Parada, Esther (Author); Krauss, Rosalind (Author); Rosler, Martha (Author); Sekula, Allan (Author)
Dossier: 800 - PHOTOGRAPHIE / PHOTOGRAPHY
Collation: 406 p. : 180 ill. ; 28 x 22 cm
ISBN: 0262022885
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Artists: Arbus, Diane; Avedon, Richard; Calahan, Harry; Siskind, Aaron; Winogrand, Garry
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; SOCIAL COMMENTARY; SEXUALITY; CRITICAL THEORY; FEMINISM; ADVERTISING; NATIONAL IDENTITY; DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY; MODERNISM; QUOTATION; BODY; LESBIANISM; ARCHIVE; ATGET, EUGENE; EVANS, WALKER; LISSITZKY, EL; MOHOLY-NAGY, LASZLO; RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER; STEICHEN, EDWARD; SZARKOWSKI, JOHN
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Date Deposited: 13 Sep 1990
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 13:40
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/3464
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