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Impossible Photography

Author : Agata Toromanoff
ISBN : 1908233117
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This collection of remarkable pictures from photographers around the globe will tease your eyes and challenge your perception of things by crossing the boundaries of rationality and reality. Striking compositions, often humorous, dreamlike, or ironic, offer truly stunning visions one would never expect. As much as these images intrigue the senses, they also challenge the mind. By provoking rational conventions and meanings, their works question our vision of reality and attitude towards photography as a media capturing the true instant, which initiate a captivating dialogue with viewers. Manipulated pictures create a surreal, psychedelic world that mixes dreams, utopia, advertising tricks and irony. Impossible photography invites us to look with a fresh, and critical eye at what photographs tell us.

Surreal Photography And Effective Advertising

Author : Raqee S. Najmuldeen
ISBN : 9781512153415
Genre : Design
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The topic for this book incorporates photography, surrealism and print advertisement by advertisers to garner attention towards the products and services that they promote. The term “Photo-surrealism” is developed by the author in this book. The word “Photo” is derived from the photography technique used in advertising and “Surrealism” from the surrealism style. This book discusses the characteristics of Photo-surrealism style, its importance and effectiveness in print advertising today.

Project Nirvana

Author : Stefan Tegenfalk
ISBN : 1908233036
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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The mastermind behind several brutal murders seems to have disappeared stalling the investigation. Detective Inspector Walter Grohn searches in vain for clues when a hostage drama suddenly leads the hunt in an unexpected direction. Is the kidnapped man the murderer? At the same time, suspicions arise about an infiltrator in the investigation; someone inside police HQ is doing their utmost to prevent the murderer being found. A special task force is assembled and once again, Walter and Jonna de Brugge are working side by side against an adversary who is always one step ahead.

Photography And Cinema

Author : David Campany
ISBN : 1861893515
Genre : Photography
File Size : 26. 71 MB
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This account of photography and cinema shows how the two media are not separate but in fact have influenced each other since their inception. David Campany explores photographers on screen, photographic and filmic stillness, photographs in film, the influence of photography on cinema, and the photographer as a filmmaker.

On Photography

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 1429957115
Genre : Photography
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

Masters Of Deception

Author : Al Seckel
ISBN : 1402705778
Genre : Art
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Celebrates the use of optical illusion in art, presenting the importance and uniqueness of such work, discussing such artists as Salvador Dalâi, M.C. Sesher, and Istvâan Orosz.

The Decisive Moment

Author : Henri Cartier-Bresson
ISBN : 3869307889
Genre : Photography
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"Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson's "The Decisive Moment,"" wrote Jeffrey Ladd in "Time LightBox," in a feature on Steidl's new edition of this ultimate photobook classic. Originally published in 1952, this collection of Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years was embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book has since influenced generations of photographers, while its English title defined the notion of the famous peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image-not the moment of the height of the action, necessarily, but the formal, visual peak. This new publication-the first and only reprint since the original 1952 edition-is a meticulous facsimile of the original book that launched the artist to international fame, with an additional booklet on the history of "The Decisive Moment" by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was born in Chantelou-en-Brie, France. He initially studied painting and began photographing in the 1930s. Cartier-Bresson cofounded Magnum in 1947. In the late 1960s he returned to his original passion, drawing. In 2003 Cartier-Bresson established the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, one year before his death.

Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible

Author : Peter Pomerantsev
ISBN : 9781610394567
Genre : History
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In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell's Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, home to a form of dictatorship—far subtler than twentieth-century strains—that is rapidly rising to challenge the West. When British producer Peter Pomerantsev plunges into the booming Russian TV industry, he gains access to every nook and corrupt cranny of the country. He is brought to smoky rooms for meetings with propaganda gurus running the nerve-center of the Russian media machine, and visits Siberian mafia-towns and the salons of the international super-rich in London and the US. As the Putin regime becomes more aggressive, Pomerantsev finds himself drawn further into the system. Dazzling yet piercingly insightful, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible is an unforgettable voyage into a country spinning from decadence into madness.

The Realisms Of Berenice Abbott

Author : Terri Weissman
ISBN : 9780520947450
Genre : Art
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The Realisms of Berenice Abbott provides the first in-depth consideration of the work of photographer Berenice Abbott. Though best known for her 1930s documentary images of New York City, this book examines a broad range of Abbott’s work—including portraits from the 1920s, little known and uncompleted projects from the 1930s, and experimental science photography from the 1950s. It argues that Abbott consistently relied on realism as the theoretical armature for her work, even as her understanding of that term changed over time and in relation to specific historical circumstances. But as Weissman demonstrates, Abbott’s unflinching commitment to "realist" aesthetics led her to develop a critical theory of documentary that recognizes the complexity of representation without excluding or obscuring a connection between art and engagement in the political public sphere. In telling Abbott’s story, The Realisms of Berenice Abbott reveals insights into the politics and social context of documentary production and presents a thoughtful analysis of why documentary remains a compelling artistic strategy today.

Return On Engagement

Author : Tim Frick
ISBN : 9781135012922
Genre : Computers
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In the world of web design, if one wants to create a successful web site, one needs an effective content strategy. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to implement an effective content strategy and how to stay ahead in the rapidly changing industry of web design. It presents best practices in terms of web design through a marketing function: content strategy, SEO, social media marketing, and success measurement to help web designers implement a strategy that ensures success for the site they are building. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to not just design an aesthetically pleasing, functional website. This book shows those professionals how to implement marketing strategies and analysis into their website, thus ensuring its success. Nearly 3 years since the previous edition published, new best practices have been formed. Tools in which web developers use to analyze website metrics have advanced. New social media networks and communities have cropped up. New research in how audiences read and receive content has been done, subsequently refining best digital marketing practices. Return on Engagement features a step-by-step breakdown of how to use new tools, techniques, and technologies. The new edition also includes updated case studies of industry leaders who implement best practices on projects. Return on Engagement also features a regularly updated companion site that offers readers sample content, easy sharing tools, and web-based resources to help measure marketing viability of web properties.

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