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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Paperback)

By Roland Barthes, Geoff Dyer (Foreword by)
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A graceful, contemplative volume, "Camera Lucida "was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established "Camera Lucida "as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's "On Photography.

About the Author


Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic whose best-known works include "Writing Degree Zero" and "The Pleasure of the Text".

Geoff Dyer is the author of six books including "Paris Trance" and "But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz," He lives in England.

Praise For…


“[Barthes] has accomplished in this extraordinary book something finer than mere polemic. En route to his last painful discovery, Barthes takes the reader on an exquisitely rendered, lyrical journey into the heart of his own life and the medium he came to love, a medium that flirts constantly with the ‘intractable reality’ of the human condition.” —Newsweek

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374532338
ISBN-10: 0374532338
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Publication Date: October 11th, 2010
Pages: 144
Language: English