Camera lucida

Full Title Camera lucida
ISBN 0809033402
ISBN13 9780809033409
Publisher New York : Hill and Wang, 1981.
Authors Richard Howard
Overview

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. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.

Barthes' last work before his death in 1980 is a profound, personal and disturbing confrontation with the ecstacy of image.

Subjects History & Criticism - General & Miscellaneous Photography
Literary Theory - Major Critics

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