At Face Value and Beyond

Photographic Constructions of Reality

How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to deal with the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth's street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.

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2016-04-14, 188 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2954-5

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Monika Schwärzler

Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser, Webster Vienna Private University, Austria

... with Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser

1. Why a book on this subject?

Expertise in visual literacy has become more important than ever.

2. What relevance does this subject have in the current research debates?

Most of the book chapters refer to current visual phenomena and deal with examples of visual strategies prevailing today.

3. What new perspectives does your book open up?

The book provides case studies in photographic literacy that should prove didactically interesting in university contexts.

At Face Value and Beyond practices and promotes a type of writing that is strongly informed by personal fascination for certain research topics. The kind of connections the book establishes between seemingly remote subjects is risk-taking and refreshing.

4. Who would you preferably like to discuss your book with?

Anyone interested in visual communication and visual culture phenomena

5. Your book in only one sentence:

A book not intended to bore.

Besprochen in:
EIKON, 96 (2016)
Autor_in(nen)
Monika Schwärzler
Buchtitel
At Face Value and Beyond Photographic Constructions of Reality
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
188
Ausstattung
kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2954-5
DOI
Warengruppe
1744
BIC-Code
JFD AJ ABA
BISAC-Code
PHO005000 ART009000 SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCT AJ ABA
Erscheinungsdatum
2016-04-14
Auflage
1
Themen
Bild, Fotografie
Adressaten
Visual Culture, Photographic Studies, Art, Culture Studies
Schlagworte
Photography, Visual Culture, Imagery, Visual Literacy, Media, Image, Visual Studies, Fine Arts

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