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Das Kunstwerk Im Zeitalter Seiner Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

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Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734059
Size: 13.80 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : de
Pages : 112
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Book Description: Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.


Istanbul Open City

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Author: A. Ipek Türeli
Publisher:
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Size: 21.39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 632
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Visual Peace

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Author: Frank Möller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137020407
Size: 44.12 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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Book Description: This book introduces a new research agenda for visual peace research, providing a political analysis of the relationship between visual representations and the politics of violence nationally and internationally. Using a range of genres, from photography to painting, it elaborates on how people can become agents of their own image.


Sculptural Photographs

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Author: Patrizia di Bello
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135002824X
Size: 15.47 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: This is the first monograph exploring how, throughout its history, sculpture has provided a model to conceptualize photography as an art of mechanical reproduction. While there is a growing body of work examining how photography has contributed to the development of a Western 'sculptural imagination' by disseminating works, facilitating the investigation of the medium, or changing sculptural aesthetics, this study focuses on how sculpture has provided not only beautiful and convenient subject matter for photographs, or commercial and cultural opportunities for photographers in the market for art reproductions, but also an exemplar for thinking about photography as a medium based on mechanical means of production. In both media, processes from conception to realization involve apparatus that bypass the 'touch of the artist' - so important to enduring notions of the value of works of art. The book closely analyses a number of case studies, from 1847 to the present, selected both to explicate the conceptual and technological continuities between the two media, and also because of how they illuminate the materiality of photographic objects. The final chapter considers the convergence of the two media in contemporary sculptural practices that use forms of 3D photography and computer-operated sculpting machines. Rooted in an understanding of the practical, social and aesthetic implications of photographic as well as sculptural technologies, this volume demonstrates how photographs of sculpture are particularly useful in revealing how photography's changing materialities shape the meaning of images as they are made, circulated, looked at, written about and handled at different historical moments.


The Nation

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Size: 49.50 MB
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Languages : en
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Cosmopolitan Aesthetics

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Author: Daniel Herwitz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350075264
Size: 68.72 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Book Description: New arts created in the context of new social realities are impacting our traditional ideas about aesthetics. Art, art markets and aesthetics now interact in ways that demand new forms of thought and revision of old. Cosmopolitan Aesthetics presents the first thorough account of the challenges facing aesthetics today in the light of globalization, introducing the history that underpins them. This is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to better understand 21st century art and aesthetics. Beginning with globalization and the nature of global art markets today, Daniel Herwitz offers new insight into postcolonial aesthetics, colonial legacies, cultural property, the problems of global communication and aesthetic diversity, and the uneasy connection between aesthetics and politics, before providing a crucial grounding in 18th and 19th century aesthetics, with discussion of the three great modern aestheticians David Hume, Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel.


Conversations On Cinema

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Author: De Gaetano Roberto
Publisher: Luigi Pellegrini Editore
ISBN: 886822092X
Size: 48.77 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: Eleven conversations taken from as many issues of Fata Morgana. Eleven conversations which synthesize the project behind the journal which was born in spring 2006. At the time it was decided against having an editorial comment because of the conviction that if the journal was going to succeed it would speak for itself. However, the time has come to say a few words. A journal is first and foremost a collective gesture whose outline creates a field. The gesture made by Fata Morgana, which at the beginning was only an intuition and then it slowly developed, is the same one that makes cinema a place and an opportunity to think about contemporaneity. It is not simply about what happens around us; it is what emerges from within the events which gather around a concept: from the concept of Bíos (issue No. 0) to the concept of the Sacred (issue No. 10). In this perspective, cinema needs to be interpreted and understood as having its own un-specific specificity. It needs to be interpreted and understood in its principal form where it is capable of categorizing its un-specificity, in other words, its autonomous form where it can categorize its heteronomy. This means thinking about a concept starting from cinema, and thinking about cinema starting from the concept. Thus, cinema becomes a special place and an opportunity to think about the universality of the concept (as a marker of contemporaneity) and the concept becomes the perspective from which to conceive cinema. By avoiding the double edged sword of a sterile specificity or of a self serving un-specificity cinema becomes the quintessential way of thinking about modernity where autonomy of aesthetical form is affirmed in its heteronomy, and its individuation imposes itself as a dis-individuation.


Architecture Against The Post Political

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Author: Nadir Lahiji
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317702301
Size: 41.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Book Description: Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "post-political". By focusing on specific case studies from Warsaw, Barcelona, Dubai, Tokyo and many more the book consolidates the contributions of a diverse group of academics, architects and critics from Europe, the Middle East and America. This collection fills the gap in the existing literature on the relation between politics and aesthetics, and its implications for the theoretical discourse of architecture today. In summary, this book provides a response to the predominant de-politicization in academic discourse and is an attempt to re-claim the abandoned critical project in architecture.


Animism

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Author: Anselm Franke
Publisher: Sternberg
ISBN:
Size: 40.50 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 253
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Book Description: "What is the role of aesthetic processes in the drawing of the boundaries between nature and culture, humans and things, the animate and inanimate? Structured around the aesthetic processes and effects of animation and mummification, Animism brings together artistic and theoretical perspectives that reflect on the boundary between subjects and objects, and the modern anxiety that accompanies the relation between 'persons' and 'things.'" "With works by: Agency, Grigory Alexandrov, Art & Language, Adam Avikianen, Marcel Broodthaers, Paul Chan, Tony Conrad, Didier Demorcy, Walt Disney, Lili Dujourie, Jimmie Durham, Eric Duvivier, Thomas A. Edison, Harun Farocki, Leâon Ferrari, Simryn Gill, Walon Green, Victor Grippo, Brion Gysin, Luis Jacob, Ken Jacobs, Darius James, Joachim Koester, Zacharias Kunuk, Louise Lawler, Lutz & Guggisberg, Len Lye, âEtienne-Jules Marey, Chris Marker & Alain Resnais, Mark Manders, Daria Martin, Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato, Wesley Meuris, Henri Michaux, Santu Mofokeng,Vincent Monnikendam, Tom Nicholson, Otobong Nkanga, Reto Pulfer, Hans Richter, Fâelix-Louis Regnault, Jâozef Robakowski, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Paul Sharits, Yutaka Sone, Jan éSvankmajer, David G. Tretiakoff, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Dziga Vertov, Klaus Weber, Apichatpong Weerasethakul."--V. 1, p. 4 of cover.


Documentary Photography Reconsidered

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Author: Michelle Bogre
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135003164X
Size: 39.29 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: Documentary photography is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as it adapts to the impact of digital technology, social media and new distribution methods. In this book, photographer and educator Michelle Bogre contextualizes these changes by offering a historical, theoretical and practical perspective on documentary photography from its inception to the present day. Documentary Photography Reconsidered is structured around key concepts, such as the photograph as witness, as evidence, as memory, as narrative and as a vehicle for activism and social change. Chapters include in-depth interviews with some of the world's leading contemporary practitioners, demonstrating the wide variety of different working styles, techniques and topics available to new photographers entering the field. Every key concept is illustrated with work from a range of innovative, influential and often under-represented photographers, giving a flavor of the depth and range of projects from the history of this global art form. There are also creative projects designed to spark ideas and build skills, to help you conceive, develop and produce your own meaningful documentary projects. The book is supported by a companion website, which includes in-depth video interviews with featured practitioners.


Consuming Identities

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Author: Amy Katherine D. Lippert
Publisher:
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Size: 56.12 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 1366
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