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Camera Lucida: Vintage Design Edition

Author: Barthes, Roland
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 12/03/2020
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784876012
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Quick overview Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy.
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Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind. He was grieving for his mother at the time of writing. Strikingly personal, yet one of the most important early academic works on photography, Camera Lucida remains essential reading for anyone interested in the power of images.

A special Vintage Design Edition, with wrap-around cover and stunning photography throughout the text.

'Effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader' Guardian

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