Art and Photography (Themes & Movements)
by David Campany
Publisher's Description
Art and Photography is the first book of its kind to survey the major presence of photography in artistic practice from the 1960s onwards. Today photography is arts pre-eminent medium, yet it took the whole of the last century for it to acquire this status. On its invention, the photograph was considered a purely mechanical, artless object which could not be considered among the fine arts. Despite its increasing use by the century's most significant artists, only since the late 1960s have art museums gradually begun to exhibit and acquire the photograph as an artwork. This volume provides an authoritative overview of photography's place in recent art history, contextualised in the Documents section by original artists statements and interviews, and texts by leading critics, writers and theorists of the late twentieth century.
ISBN: 0714847569
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Paperback : 304 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.2 x 11.3 x 1.1 inches
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