Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography, Paperback

Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography Paperback

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Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs.

Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780099225416



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This is probably the best, and most inspiring book on photography ever written. Inspirations for Barthes are both phenomenology and semiology.

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