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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (1980)

by Roland Barthes

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    On photography by Susan Sontag (chrisharpe)
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    Ways of Seeing by John Berger (chrisharpe)
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    Le mystère de la chambre claire : Photographie et inconscient by Serge Tisseron (greuh)
    greuh: Le livre de Barthes est évoqué à de nombreuses reprises dans le livre de Tisseron, qui critique la démarche de Barthes. Une lecture du livre de Barthes devrait donc enrichir, je pense, le lecteur du livre de Tisseron. Même si je ne l'ai pas fait...

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Det här är verkligen en klassiker inom fototeorin. Barthes försöker nå fram till fotografiets innersta väsen. Vad är det som gör ett fotografi till något mer än ett fruset ögonblick? Varför berör vissa bilder oss, men inte andra? I boken använder Barthes begreppen "punctum" och "studium". "Punctum" är det som drabbar oss i en bild, det som berör oss, det som lyfter fotografiet till att bli något mer än ett "studium", dvs visar på något mer än ett fruset ögonblick i tiden. ( )
  AsaMajander | Sep 14, 2011 |
It's a convoluted, superfluous mess. My professor even admitted it should be called "What Turns Me On" by Roland Barthes for its subjective indulgence and nutty pluralism. Read in less than a day. ( )
  g0ldenboy | Feb 13, 2011 |
i love this book as this is the only philosophical writing i have ever come acros in the subject of photographic art work.this unveils the hidden layers of text in the form of written by light, is a unique experience of graphic decoding. ( )
  DawsonP | Jun 27, 2009 |
This is probably the best, and most inspiring book on photography ever written. Inspirations for Barthes are both phenomenology and semiology. ( )
  knutskjaerven | Nov 24, 2008 |
I would have to reread this book several times to retain much of it; as it was, I merely enjoyed it as a philosophical journey, an intellectual inquiry on which I was allowed to spy. It was fascinating, often revealing truths about my own relationship to photographs, while raising further questions about photography, depiction, and art. ( )
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Un jour, il y a bien longtemps, je tombai sur une photographie du dernier frère de Napoléon, Jérôme (1852).
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This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.

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