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The Resource Why photography matters, Jerry L. Thompson

Why photography matters, Jerry L. Thompson

Label
Why photography matters
Title
Why photography matters
Statement of responsibility
Jerry L. Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works{u2014}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 wrote 2Tell all the Truth but tell it slant3) to detailed readings of photographs by Eugène Atget, Garry Winogrand, Marcia Due, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank. Forcefully and persuasively, he argues for photography as a medium whose business is not constructing fantasies pleasing to the eye or imagination, but describing the world in the toughest and deepest way"--Publisher's website, viewed November 8, 2016
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR183
LC item number
.T4753 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why photography matters, Jerry L. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [89]-92) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
824686370
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780262019286
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824686370
Label
Why photography matters, Jerry L. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [89]-92) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
824686370
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780262019286
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824686370

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