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Batchen, Geoffrey

Works: 129 works in 385 publications in 6 languages and 9,521 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Case studies  Pictorial works  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, wat, Creator, zxx
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Batchen
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Batchen
Each wild idea : writing, photography, history by Geoffrey Batchen( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Each Wild Idea, Geoffrey Batchen explores widely ranging aspects of photography, from the timing of photography's invention to the various implications of cyberculture. Along the way, he reflects on contemporary art photography, the role of the vernacular in photography's history, and the Australianness of Australian photography." "The essays all focus on a consideration of specific photographs - from a humble combination of baby photos and bronzed booties to a masterwork by Alfred Stieglitz. Although Batchen views each photograph within the context of broader social and political forces, he also engages in its own distinctive formal attributes. In short, he sees photography as something that is simultaneously material and cultural. In an effort to evoke the lived experience of history, he frequently relies on sheer description as the mode of analysis, insisting that we look right at - rather than beyond - the photograph being discussed. A constant theme throughout the book is the question of photography's past, present, and future identity."--Jacket
Burning with desire : the conception of photography by Geoffrey Batchen( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this refiguring of the traditional story of photography's origins, Batchen examines the output of the various nominees for "first photographer," then incorporates this information into a mode of historical criticism informed by the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. The result is a way of thinking about photography that persuasively accords with the medium's undeniable conceptual, political, and historical complexity
Forget me not : photography & remembrance by Geoffrey Batchen( )

23 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forget Me Not focuses on the relationship between photography and memory, and explores the curious and centuries-old practice of strengthening the emotional appeal of photographs by embellishing them - with text, paint, frames, embroidery, fabric, string, hair, flowers, cigar wrappers, butterfly wings, and more - to create strange and often beautiful hybrid objects. This book features color photographs of eighty such objects - extraordinary works of art created by ordinary people."--Jacket
Picturing atrocity : photography in crisis by Geoffrey Batchen( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title taps into the widespread interest in, and concern about, photographs of atrocity. The book contains a broad range of atrocity photographs from throughout history and around the world, as well as essays by well-known artists and photographers
Now is then : snapshots from the Maresca Collection by Marvin Heiferman( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original copy : photography of sculpture, 1839 to today by Roxana Marcoci( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition and book were conceived by Roxana Marcoci ... who organized them around distinct conceptual ideas. Examining the rich historical legacy of photography, and the aesthetic shifts that have taken place in the medium over the last 170 years, she also built on extensive conversations and collaborations with living artists to explore its uses within contemporary art practice. At the same time she asked the question, 'What is sculpture?, ' tracing it through a selection of 300 outstanding pictures that tap on a broad spectrum of expressions, ranging in subject from inanimate objects to the performing human body. The Original Copy incorporates impressive groups of works by many key figures of modernist and avant-garde art"--Page 7
Photography degree zero : reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera lucida( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Norwegian and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Barthes's 1980 book Camera Lucida is perhaps the most influential book ever published on photography. The terms studium and punctum, coined by Barthes for two different ways of responding to photographs, are part of the standard lexicon for discussions of photography; Barthes's understanding of photographic time and the relationship he forges between photography and death have been invoked countless times in photographic discourse; and the current interest in vernacular photographs and the ubiquity of subjective, even novelistic, ways of writing about photography both owe something to Barthes. Photography Degree Zero, the first anthology of writings on Camera Lucida, goes beyond the usual critical orthodoxies to offer a range of perspectives on Barthes's important book. Photography Degree Zero (the title links Barthes's first book, Writing Degree Zero, to his last, Camera Lucida) includes essays written soon after Barthes's book appeared as well as more recent rereadings of it, some previously unpublished. The contributors' approaches range from psychoanalytical (in an essay drawing on the work of Lacan) to Buddhist (in an essay that compares the photographic flash to the mystic's light of revelation); they include a history of Barthes's writings on photography and an account of Camera Lucida and its reception; two views of the book through the lens of race; and a provocative essay by Michael Fried and two responses to it
Deep storage : collecting, storing, and archiving in art( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication documents the importance of collecting and packaging, storing, and archiving as a contemporary artistic strategy. It lends surprising insight into the process of creating art, which itself is a result of collecting experiences and materials, by using the work of forty internationally celebrated artists as examples." "In Deep Storage, these archives of materials become works of art themselves. The documentation and exhibition of these extreme departures from conventional forms of collection and recollection is a stunning project in the avant-garde tradition." "In accordance with its subject matter, this book is organized like a storage file of information, in which the broad spectrum of artistic contributions and essays and texts by twenty-five authors is presented alphabetically."
What is a photograph? by Carol Squiers( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, 'What Is a Photograph?' explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically, and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself - from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject. 'What Is a Photograph?' brings together these artists, who reinvented photography
Emanations : the art of the cameraless photograph by Geoffrey Batchen( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 19th century and the invention of photography, artists have been experimenting with various methods for creating photographs without a camera. At once exhaustive and compelling, this book reveals the myriad approaches artists have used to create photographic images using just paper and a source of radiation. Simultaneously a chronological history and a thematic study, this book explores a range of practices, some of which have been in use for more than a century, while others are entirely contemporary. From placing objects on light-sensitive paper and drawing on blackened glass plates to radiography, photocopying, and digital scanning, this is an elemental kind of photography that repudiates the idea that technology advances in only one direction. By eliminating the camera, artists are able to focus on other ways of making photographic pictures. They allow the world to leave its own imprint, to speak for itself as itself. This volume includes 160 exquisitely reproduced works of this kind. In turns abstract and realist, haunting and intricate, they seem to capture the very essence of their subjects. Featuring artists from the 19th century to today, this book explores cameraless photography as an important and influential medium that deserves to be included at the forefront of today's conversations about contemporary art
William Henry Fox Talbot by Geoffrey Batchen( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful monograph on the work of the inventor of modern photography. The father of modern photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) developed the process by which photographic images could be reproduced, but he has yet to be sufficiently appreciated as a photographer in his own right. Over his photographic career he made more than 5,000 images which included fascinating pictures of his home Lacock Abbey, portraits of his family and friends, and still-lifes of botanical specimens, cloth and household objects. A key intellectual figure of the nineteenth century working in science, mathematics, astronomy, politics and archaeology, he is arguably the most important figure in the invention of photography. His practice established many of the medium's most familiar genres and he was devoted to the advancement of photography, publishing the first photographically illustrated book, The Pencil of Nature, in 1844-46 to reveal the potential of the medium to a wider audience. This monograph features many of Talbot's best-known landscapes made around Lacock Abbey and some of the first negatives of the ever made, but it also includes lesser-known and previously unpublished work that reveals the extraordinary diverse scope of his work. His photographs reflect and embody the social and cultural issues of the time, but they are also fascinating, often beautiful, images that are still engaging today
Joan Fontcuberta : landscapes without memory by Joan Fontcuberta( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses : photography in the electronic age( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photograph and Australia by Judy Annear( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings in 19th century to today's digital revolution, This book investigates how photography was harnessed to create idea of a nation. It reveals how Australia's view of the world and itself has been changed by advent of photography which paralleled development of colonies and relationships between settlers and Indigenous Australians
Deep storage : Arsenale der Erinnerung : Sammeln, Speichern, Archivieren in der Kunst by Ingrid Schaffner( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way out West : desert landscapes by Michelle Van Parys( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and the tintype by Steven Kasher( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most intriguing and little studied forms of 19th century photography is the tintype. This title demonstrates how this inauspicious form of photography provides extraordinary insight into the development of national attitudes and characteristics in the formative years of the early modern era
Second languages : reading Piotr Uklański by Geoffrey Batchen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FotoSkulptur : die Fotografie der Skulptur 1839 bis heute ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Fotoskulptur. Die Fotografie der Skulptur 1839 bis Heute, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1. August - 1. November 2010, Kunsthaus Zürich, 25. Februar - 15. Mai 2011] by Roxana Marcoci( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Publikation untersucht die Überschneidungen zwischen den beiden künstlerischen Genres Fotografie und Skulptur und inwieweit Abbildungen unverzichtbar für unser Verständnis von Plastik wurden. Anhand von über 300 herausragenden Fotos von über 100 Künstlern vom Beginn der Moderne bis heute beleuchtet der Band auf welche Weise die Fotografie unsere Vorstellung von Skulptur prägt und gleichzeitig in Frage stellt. Exhibition: MoMA, New York (1.8.-1.11.2010); Kunsthaus Zürich (25.2.-15.5.2011)
Photography at MoMA by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography at MoMA. 1840 to 1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in The Museum of Modern Art's collection. Illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the photographic medium from early examples in the 1840s through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. An in-depth introduction is followed by eight chapters of full-color plates, each introduced by a short essay, offering a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise and influence, and encouraging creative new readings. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography
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Forget me not : photography & remembrance
Burning with desire : the conception of photographyForget me not : photography & remembranceNow is then : snapshots from the Maresca CollectionThe original copy : photography of sculpture, 1839 to todayPhotography degree zero : reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera lucidaWilliam Henry Fox TalbotJoan Fontcuberta : landscapes without memoryMetamorphoses : photography in the electronic age
Alternative Names
Batchen, Geoffrey

Batchen, Geoffrey John McCallum

Batchen, Jefurī

배첸, 제프리 1956-

バッチェン, ジェフリー