Photographic realism: Late twentieth-century aesthetics by Jane TormeyPhotographic realism: Late twentieth-century aesthetics by Jane Tormey

Photographic realism: Late twentieth-century aesthetics

byJane Tormey

Paperback | December 4, 2017

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Photographic realism: Late twentieth-century aesthetics provides an accessible and useful introduction to uses of photography in art practice, and relates them to wider cultural ideas. Focusing on conceptual and political projects between 1970 and the turn of the century, it draws parallelsbetween issues discussed in theory and those displayed visually in practice. Tormey discusses a dynamic era in photography's history, which follows the influences of conceptual art and shifts in thinking about representation and subjectivity. The author moves away from the preoccupations ofmodernist photography to outline a photographic aesthetic that signals a direction for development in the twenty-first century, exampled here by the complex practices of Chinese photography. This book emphasises how photographs construct ideas, make comments and promote thought - philosophically, culturally and politically. It will be particularly useful in post-graduate courses on fine art and photography, but it will also appeal to students and lecturers of art history, visual cultureand media studies.
Jane Tormey is a Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies at Loughborough University School of the Arts.
Title:Photographic realism: Late twentieth-century aestheticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:December 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526106728

ISBN - 13:9781526106728

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