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Photography, Temporality, and Modernity : Time Warped, Hardback Book


This book examines the photography's unique capacity to represent time with a degree of elasticity and abstraction.

Part object-study, part cultural/philosophical history, it examines the medium's ability to capture and sometimes "defy" time, while also traveling as objects across time-and-space nexuses.

The book features studies of understudied, widespread, practices: studio portraiture, motion studies, panoramas, racing photo finishes, composite college class pictures, planetary photography, digital montages, and extended-exposure images.

A closer look at these images and their unique cultural/historical contexts reveals photography to be a unique medium for expressing changing perceptions of time, and the anxiety its passage provokes.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 182 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 47 Halftones, black and white; 48 Illustrations, black
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9781138544314

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