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Book Series: Iranian Studies Series ISBN: 9789087281564 9789087282837 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087281564 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100452
Subject: Arts in general
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Photography is clearly not a mirror of daily life: that images are constructions is especially obvious in19th-century studio portrait photography. This book explores how indigenous Iranian photographers constructed their own realities in contrast to how foreign photographers constructed Iranians’ realities. Through an in-depth comparative visual analysis of 19th-century Iranian portrait photography and Persian painting, the author arrives at the insight that aesthetic preferences correlate with socio-cultural habits and practices in writing, reading and looking. Subsequently, she advocates for a place in a global history of photography for those unknown, local photo histories (such as the Iranian one) and for the indigenous photographers who produced them.

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History --- Photography

Sinisten maisemien mies

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Book Series: Historiallisia Tutkimuksia ISBN: 9789522228758 9789522229847 9789522222923 Year: Pages: 541 DOI: 10.21435/ht.256 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Kirjastokonsortio Aleksandria and SKS
Subject: Geography --- History --- Arts in general
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The man of blue landscapes describes the life and work of the Finnish geographer Johannes Gabriel Granö (1882–1956), whose career also reflected Finland’s development as a modern state. Granö was a scientific explorer, writer, a pioneer of Finnish photographic art and a professor of geography at the universities of Tartu (Estonia), Helsinki and Turku. In Estonia he applied scientific method to the study of local history and from Tartu brought the tradition of urban research. Granö spent much of his youth in Omsk in western Siberia, where his father worked as a priest among displaced and deported Finns and Estonians. From 1906 to 1916 Granö made an expedition to Mongolia and the Altai mountains, but his fieldwork remained unfinished when the 1917 revolution broke out, the area was then closed to Western scholars for 70 years. Among Granö’s most important works are the classic travel book Altai, vaellusvuosina nähtyä ja elettyä (‘The Altai, seen and experienced during my years of travel’, 1921) and his methodological masterpiece Puhdas maantiede (‘Pure geography’, 1930). In it Granö outlined a theory of landscapes, and the book was a pioneering work ahead of its time: landscape was examined in terms of the relation between human beings and their environment, as the sum of all the senses.

Pacific Exposures

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ISBN: 9781760462543 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.22459/PE.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general --- Medicine (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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"Photography has been a key means by which Australians have sought to define their relationships with Japan. From the fascination with all things Japanese in the late nineteenth century, through the era of ‘White Australia’, the bitter enmity of the Pacific War, the path to reconciliation in the post-war period and the culturally complicated bilateralism of today, Australians have used their cameras to express a divided sense of conflict and kinship with a country that has by turns fascinated and infuriated. The remarkable photographs collected and discussed here for the first time shed new light on the history of Australia’s engagement with its most important regional partner. Pacific Exposures argues that photographs tell an important story of cultural production, response and reaction—not only about how Australians have pictured Japan over the decades, but how they see their own place in the Asia-Pacific.&#xD;‘Pacific Exposures presents the first study of the photographic exchanges between Australia and Japan—its photographers, personalities, motivations, anxieties and tensions—based on a diverse range of archival materials, interviews, and well-chosen photographs.’&#xD;— Dr Luke Gartlan, University of St Andrews&#xD;‘[Pacific Exposures] will become a key text on Australia’s interactions with Japan, and the way that photographs can inform cross-cultural relations through their production, consumption and circulation.’&#xD;— Prof. Kate Darian-Smith, University of Tasmania"&#xD;

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Photography --- History --- Japan --- Australia

Università è con-di-visione

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Book Series: Cultura delle differenze: Diritto, conoscenza, formazione ISBN: 9788868870508 Year: Pages: 105 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-050-8 Language: ita
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
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During the celebrations for the foundation of the University of Naples “Federico II”, the Committee for Equal Opportunities, Well-being at Work and Against Discrimination of this University has staged a photography contest addressed to Federico II’s scholars, students and employees. This volume deals with the first edition of this contest, whose theme is “University is con-di-vision” and it collects all the pictures involved, the motivations of the award and the declarations of the members of the jury.

Image Photograph

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ISBN: 9780988234079 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0106.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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We no longer live in the society of the spectacle, passively seeing the world. Now we perform our very own spectacle in a society that demands it at every turn. We’ve become advertisements of ourselves, our own PR agents, continually putting on a performance and measuring it hour by hour. This is no longer the society of the spectacle but the society of performance. All events have become a pretense to create the image, to orchestrate an image of images that is us. We believe the image confers on us a kind of immortality: just as the artist believes her works collected by a major museum will do the same, we believe the network will forever host the archive we build everyday. The image that is us lives in the circulation of the network. Though a file, though virtual and malleable, made out of bits and instantly accessible to anyone who wants to find it around the world, this image that lives only lives on screen, as virtual as it might be, is a material fact. In its impression, its reception, its archivability, its remixability, the electronic image is today’s photograph

Itinerant Philosophy: On Alphonso Lingis

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ISBN: 9780692253397 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0073.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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Alphonso Lingis is the author of fourteen books and many essays. He is emeritus professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. While many know him only as an eccentric ex-professor or as the translator of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Pierre Klossowski, he is arguably the most distinctive voice in American continental philosophy. This is no doubt due to the perpetual travel that fuels his arresting written prose and unorthodox public readings. Lingis’s lifelong itinerary includes visits — some brief, others extended or recurring — to 109 countries. Along the way he has photographed innumerable strangers whose faces adorn the pages of his books. Photography is as essential to Lingis’s multidisciplinary philosophical perspective as is his knowledge of phenomenology, anthropology, or psychoanalysis. Some of his photographs have been recently collected and published in the book Contact. Unlike most career academics, Lingis has made a name for himself collecting exotic birds and other creatures, staging performance readings at professional conferences, keeping up a diligent correspondence with friends at home and abroad, and splicing together high theory with intimate autobiography. Those who know him speak of his warmth, sincerity, and noncombative style of argumentation — rare traits among university scholars. Itinerant Philosophy: On Alphonso Lingis gathers a diverse collection of texts on Lingis’s life and philosophy, including poetry, original interviews, essays, book reviews, and a photo essay. It also includes an unpublished piece by Lingis, “Doubles,” along with copies of several of his letters to a friend.

Flash + Cube (1965–1975)

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ISBN: 9780615624426 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0036.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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Flash + Cube (1965-1975) is an artist’s book about the Sylvania flashcube — the space-aged, flash photography device, revolutionary in 1965 and nearly obsolete by 1975. Assembled from a wide range of archival materials — a “terrorist letter,” G.I. photographs from Vietnam, Sylvania flashcube advertisements, as well as Long’s photographs and photomontages—the book explores the links between light, war, history and photography. Apart from its circulation as a novelty item online, the flashcube is largely forgotten. The history of photographic flash is also often relegated to a footnote and is strikingly under-analyzed. Yet flash’s blinding effects and military genealogy, and the flashcube’s precise contemporaneity with the war in Vietnam make this a rich analytical object with which to reflect on the cultural, political and economic imperatives of its moment. As Long’s deft work with this archive shows, the flashcube is good to think with

Metamorphosen in inneren Räumen - Video- und Performancearbeiten der Künstlerin Ulrike Rosenbach

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ISBN: 9783863950514 Year: Pages: 511 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Arts in general
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Das Ouevre der international renommierten Künstlerin Ulrike Rosenbach ist facettenreich. Sie arbeitet hauptsächlich mit dem Medium Video, hat während der vergangenen vier Jahrzehnte ihres Schaffens zahlreiche Performances aufgeführt. Bereits Anfang der 1970er Jahre entwickelte sie ihre spezifische Form der Videoperformance. Auch gehören Fotografien und Zeichnungen zum weiterhin wachsenden Werkkonvolut. Die vorliegende Untersuchung zu ihrem künstlerischen Wirken fokussiert auf ikonographische Fragestellungen. Dabei werden besonders die Videound Performancearbeiten der Künstlerin in den Blick genommen, die an der Düsseldorfer Akademie studierte und bei Joseph Beuys Meisterschülerin war. Wenn Ulrike Rosenbach bisher hauptsächlich als feministische Künstlerin rezipiert wurde, so sind ihre frühen Arbeiten sicherlich durch feministische Fragestellungen und Motive bestimmt, doch verändern sich ihre Themen im Folgenden sukzessive. Zunehmend treten allgemeinmenschliche Fragestellungen in den Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens und ihr Werk ist geprägt durch eine spezifische Bildsprache, die in eine Semantisierung der Materialien mündet. Zu dieser künstlerischen Welt bietet diese Analyse einen fundierten Zugang.

Walk on the Beach: Things from the Sea, Volume 1

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ISBN: 9780692707647 Year: Pages: 60 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0143.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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This volume brings together writing and imagery from the experimental “beachwalk” session(s) at the Third Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, On the Beach: Precariousness, Risk, Forms of Life, Affinity, and Play at the Edge of the World. We began with conversations about the sea. We meditated together on chance, discovery, agency, beauty, and material ecology. We talked about the delicate care of treading the world, the confluence of the personal and the professional, and the possibilities of storytelling. We thought about what happens when we encounter stuff, when we take it, change it, do something with it. When we display it, or sculpt it, or collect it. When we make something an object, and an object of looking. Then we met on the beach. We walked and talked about loss, home, agency, and liminality. We collected things: We picked up stones, feathers, seaweed. We pointed to stuff, gathered it, let it strike our fancy. Every shell nurtured a conversation among the artists, scientists, historians, poets, archivists, surfers, philosophers, and pirates who had joined the walk. We brought the sea-things back, manipulated them, and displayed them as works of art. Walk on the Beach is a souvenir of that project, a record of our bounty. It emerges from the process at the heart of art historical work: close looking. Thinking through objects, thinking with objects. Letting the things help us tell their stories. This is a tiny collection of looking, together

[Given, If, Then]: A Reading in Three Parts

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ISBN: 9780692298374 Year: Pages: 116 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0090.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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[Given, If, Then] attempts to conceive a possibility of reading, through a set of readings: reading being understood as the relation to an Other that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at assimilating, or appropriating, what is being read to the one who reads. As such, it is an encounter with an indeterminable Other, an Other who is other than other — an unconditional relation, and thus a relation to no fixed object of relation. The first reading by Jeremy Fernando, “Blind Reading,” unfolds through an attempt to speak of reading as an event. Untheorisable in itself, it is a positing of reading as reading, through reading, where texts are read as a test site for reading itself. As such, it is a meditation on the finitude and exteriority in literature, philosophy, and knowledge; where blindness is both the condition and limit of reading itself. Folded into, or in between, this (re)reading are a selection of photographs from Jennifer Hope Davy’s image archive. They are on the one hand simply a selection of ‘impartial pictures’ taken, and on the other hand that which allow for something singular and, therefore, always other to dis/appear — crossing that borderless realm between ‘some’ and ‘some-thing.’ Eventually, there is a writing on images on writings by Julia Hölzl. A responding to the impossible response, a re-iteration, a re-reading of what could not have been written, a re-writing of what could not have been read; these poems, if one were to name them such, name them as such, answer (to) the impossibility of answering: answer to no call.

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