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Art and photography
Campany, David.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Phaidon, [2003]

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304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
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TR655 .A78 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Being fixed/mended

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The first major survey of photography's place in recent art history.

Author Notes

David Campany is a writer and artist, and Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London. He was co-founder of the organization Photoforum, which brings together theorists and practitioners working in the photographic arts. His published work includes essays in Rewriting Conceptual Art , ed. Jon Bird and Michael Newman (Reaktion, 1999); Postcards on Photography: Photorealism and the Reproduction (Cambridge Darkroom, 1998); Cruel and Tender: the Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph (Tate, 2003) and Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image (Photoforum/Photoworks, 2006). He is the editor of the anthology The Cinematic (Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2007) and the author of Photography and Film (Reaktion, 2007).

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Library Journal Review

This generously illustrated book presents 190 works by 160 significant international artists, most of whom live in the United States, England, or Germany. Campany (photography, Surrey Inst. of Art & Design) surveys the variety of spaces photography has occupied in art since the mid-1960s. He uses eight themes (e.g., "Memories and Archives," "Objective Objects," and "Traces of Traces") that depart from but complement those from the histories of art and photography. While he arranges his text in the format prescribed by the "Themes and Movements" series editors-with an introductory essay, key artworks, a documents section, artists' and authors' biographies, a bibliography, and an index-Campany does not cover the subject in a formulaic way. His compilation of excerpted texts by art critics, philosophers, professors, interviewers, photographers, and others nicely complements his essay and the featured works. Well documented (though with a few editorial oversights), Campany's noteworthy if not seminal contribution to the history of photography reads like a well-designed museum exhibition catalog. Recommended for most large public and undergraduate academic library collections encompassing photography and the visual arts.-Cheryl Ann Lajos, Free Lib. of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.