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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
By Roland Barthes, Geoff Dyer (foreword by) and Richard Howard (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hill & Wang Pub
Publication date October 12, 2010
Pages 119
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374532338
ISBN-10 0374532338
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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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.

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With Geoff Dyer (other contributor), Richard Howard (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Hill & Wang Pub (October 12, 2010)
9780374532338 | details & prices | 119 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
About: A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979.
from Hill & Wang Pub (June 1, 1981)
9780374521349 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: 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.

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