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On Photography
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312420093
ISBN-10 0312420099
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A collection of acclaimed essays explores the aesthetic and moral problems raised by the presence and authority of the photographic image in modern-day life, considers the relation of photography to art, conscience, and knowledge, and examines the works of major photographers. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reprint. (view table of contents)
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374226268
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (November 1, 1977)
9780374226268 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: A collection of acclaimed essays explores the aesthetic and moral problems raised by the presence and authority of the photographic image in modern-day life, considers the relation of photography to art, conscience, and knowledge, and examines the works of major photographers
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312420093 Book cover for 9780385267069
 
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1 edition from Picador USA (September 1, 2001)
9780312420093 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Essays explore the aesthetic and moral problems raised by the presence of the photographic image in modern-day life; consider the relation of photography to art, conscience, and knowledge; and examine the works of major photographers.
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (July 1, 1990)
9780385267069 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977), this is "a brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking of the world and ourselves over the lost 140 years.

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