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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.

Visual Communication

Author : Rick Williams
ISBN : 9781135610142
Genre : Art
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A well-rounded education in the 21st century requires not just verbal and mathematical proficiency, but also the ability to interpret, critique, create, and use visual communication on sophisticated levels. In today’s visual world, it is critically important to hold an appreciation for the profound effects imagery has on individuals and the communities in which they live. Visual Communication focuses on cultivating visual and media literacy from both consumption and production points of view and introduces students to the application of intuitive intelligence to a visual context. Innovative in its field, it provides a solid theoretical overview of the most advanced thinking and research about visual communication, teaching readers how to apply theory to enhance their understanding of and work with images. This book is intended for students in visual literacy and communication courses. It can also be used in photojournalism courses and other coursework with a visual component. Individuals interested in mass media studies will likewise find the book to be a worthwhile read.

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.

A Companion To Dada And Surrealism

Author : David Hopkins
ISBN : 9781118476239
Genre : Art
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This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender. This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field Offers historical coverage as well as in–depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres

Couples In Art

Author : Agata Toromanoff
ISBN : 3848011425
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Iconic lovers throughout history portrayed by artists.

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."

Imagine

Author : Erik Johansson
ISBN : 1681881675
Genre : Photography
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Electrical lines that turn into the strings of a massive guitar in the sky. A man dragging a bed sheet, which turns into a road, across an empty field. A charming cottage on an island that is actually the back of a giant fish. Digital photography artist Erik Johansson has achieved international fame by taking and then combining photos into surreal, M.C. Escher–like worlds. This is his first book, and it captures the improbable and impossible in fifty distinctive images. Digital artist Erik Johansson starts with a simple hand-drawn sketch, but what you see in the end is anything but simple: dazzlingly realistic scenes made of hundreds of photographs—all meticulously staged and propped and then stitched together in software—offer a glimpse into wholly invented, incredibly detailed worlds. While shooting takes only a few days, Johansson’s planning and retouching process each take months, resulting in out-of-this-world images that have won him fans worldwide. Here’s what people are saying about the Erik Johannson’s work: “Erik Johansson has created a portfolio of stunning images combining photography, raw materials, and digital editing.” — Daily Mail UK “Erik Johansson … has [taken] the blogosphere by storm by producing heavily manipulated photographs [that] invert aesthetics as we understand them, inspired by MC Escher and other surrealist artists.” — Independent UK

Stop The Clocks

Author : Helen Powell
ISBN : 9781848851757
Genre : Performing Arts
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The clock plays a significant part in our understanding of temporality, but while it simplifies, regulates, and coordinates, it fails to reflect and communicate the more experiential dimensions of time. As Helen Powell demonstrates in this book, cinema has been addressing this issue since its inception. Stop the Clocks! examines filmmakers' relationship to time and its visual manipulation and representation from the birth of the medium to the digital present. It engages both with experimentation in narrative construction and with films that take time as their subject matter, such as Donnie Darko, Interview with a Vampire, Lost Highway, and Pulp Fiction. Helen Powell asks what underpins the enduring appeal of the science fiction genre with filmmakers and audience and how cinematography might inform our conceptualization of other imagined temporal worlds, including the afterlife. She examines the role of angels and vampires in contemporary cinema, as well as the distinctive time schemes of new media and their implications for rethinking time and the moving image through digitalization. Broad-based and accessible, Stop the Clocks! will appeal to a wide interdisciplinary audience and provides a useful sourcebook on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in film and other arts and media-based disciplines.

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 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.

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