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The Resource Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book, Pepper Stetler

Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book, Pepper Stetler

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Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book
Title
Stop reading! Look!
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modern vision and the Weimar photographic book
Statement of responsibility
Pepper Stetler
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Language
eng
Summary
In the second half of the Weimar period (1918-33), photographers produced books consisting almost entirely of sequenced images. The subjects ranged widely: from plants and nature to the modern metropolis, from exotic cultures to the German Volk, from anonymous workers to historical figures. While many of the books were created by key practitioners and theorists of modern photography, scholars have rarely addressed the significance of the book format to modern conceptions of photographic meaning. The term "photo-essay" implies that these photographic books were equivalent to literary endeavors, created by replacing text with images, but such assumptions fail to explore the motivations of the books' makers. Stop Reading! Look! argues that Weimar photographic books stood at the center of debates about photography's ability to provide uniquely visual forms of perception and cognition that exceed the capacity of the textual realm. Each chapter provides a sustained analysis of a photographic book, while also bringing the cultural, social, and political context of the Weimar Republic to bear on its relevance and meaning
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book, Pepper Stetler
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Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book, Pepper Stetler
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.7755895
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Delaware, 2009) under the title: Bound vision : reading the photographic book in the Weimar Republic
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction : how to read a photographic book -- Visualizing the book : László Moholy-Nagy's Malerei Photographie Film -- The value of photography : Albert Renger-Patzsch's Die Welt ist schön -- Natural history : Karl Blossfeldt's Urformen der Kunst -- Facing the photographic book : Helmar Lerski's Köpfe des Alltags -- Conclusion : after the Weimar photographic book
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1 online resource (1 PDF (x, 252 pages) :)
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online
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9780472121380
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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