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Privileged Eye: Essays on Photography

Kozloff, Max

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ISBN 10: 0826308910 / ISBN 13: 9780826308917
Verlag: Univ of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., 1987
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Clean, tight, square and bright first edition bound in black cloth with silver title on spine. Lightly bumped at head of spine, and page 263-4 has creased top forecorner, else fine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, slightly worn and wrinkled at head of spine, else fine. 19 critical essays on photography gathered from Kozloff's contributions to "Art in America" and "Artforum." He writes that the radical material vision of photographs produces shocking revelations. 307 pages includes many B&W photos and 9 color plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0826308910

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Titel: Privileged Eye: Essays on Photography

Verlag: Univ of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Cloth

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition

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From the front flap of this 307 page book: "As the main channel of visual communication and memory in the twentieth century, the photographic medium has been studied intermittently in various disciplines. Reflecting on years of special attention to photographs, Max Kozloff writes about them as a persistent critic. He argues that there is a difference between what photographs are said to represent and what they show, and that the radical material version of photographs produces truly startling appearances. The title essay, 'The Privileged Eye' , meditates at length on the shock of such appearances, as manifested in a single, highly charged image by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Throughout these wide-ranging essays, Kozloff keeps close to the experience of photographic imagery, linking discernment with freshness of visual contact. These essays describe what it feels like to be in the grip of photography's objectified world. Kozloff is continuously attracted to photographic images that slip away from familiar readings or provoke new ones. He writes to explore the ways images can or have changed - flattered, prejudiced, agitated - the social consciousness of viewers. Concerned with perception as animated by photographs, he assumes our sexual, moral, and political susceptibilities - above all our ideas of community - are caught up in the immediacy of perception. He shows how differently it can be affected, by the lyric gestures of Helen Levitt, for example, the rhetoric of the family of Cuban photographs of the revolution, the erotic passivity of a character imagined by Duane Michals, or the categories of pride and humiliation in the genre of war photography. Gathered from his journalism of the last six years, much of it originally published in 'Artforum' and 'Art in America', this is Max Kozloff's second volume of critical essays on photography."

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