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Towards a philosophy of photography

"Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2000
Reaktion, London, 2000
94 pages ; 20 cm
9781861890764, 1861890761
Technical image
Gesture of photography
Distribution of photographs
Reception of photographs
Photographic universe
Why a philosophy of photography is necessary
Lexicon of basic concepts
Afterword / Hubertus von Amelunxen
Translated from the German