This meticulously researched and enlightening study will be essential reading for anyone seeking in-depth immersion in the theory, history, and. This is a landmark book, the first devoted solely to comparative analysis of the work of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes on photography. Earlier this month we published an exciting new comparative study of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes. Kathrin Yacavone (Department of.

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Each writer emphasizes the singular event of the photograph’s apprehension and its ethical and existential aspects rooted in the power and poignancy of photographic images. Lists with This Book. Pursuing hitherto unexplored aspects of Benjamin’s and Barthes’s engagement with photography, it provides new interpretations of familiar texts and analyzes material which has harthes recently become available.

Siebaruaq rated it really liked it Aug 21, Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography. Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography presents two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century in a new comparative light. It argues that despite the different historical, philosophical and cultural contexts of their work, Benjamin and Barthes engage with similar issues and problems that photography uniquely poses, including the relationship between the photograph and its beholder as a confrontation between self and other, and the dynamic relation between time, subjectivity, memory and loss.

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Each writer emphasizes the singular event of the photograph’s apprehension and its ethical and existential aspects rooted in the power and poignancy of photographic images. Open Preview See a Problem? Eustache Deschamps, ca — Trivia About Benjamin, Barthes Luba K marked it as to-read Jul 30, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Divided into two parts, the book situates Benjamin and Barthes in their respective historical and political contexts while pursuing a series of themes through their work on photography: Legenda, ; see French Studies67—72the book makes a captivating case for thinking Benjamin and Barthes together, and focuses particularly on questions of modernity and the possibility of redemption. Seda is currently reading it Dec 16, Given the towering status of both writers both within critical theory more generally and within photography studies more specifically, this study will mark a welcome addition to two important and further expanding fields of scholarship.

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Each writer emphasizes the singular event of the photograph’s apprehension and its barthex and existential aspects rooted in the power and poignancy of photographic images. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It argues that despite the different historical, philosophical and cultural contexts of their work, Benjamin and Barthes engage with similar issues and problems that photography uniquely poses, including the relationship between the photograph and its beholder as a confrontation between self and other, and the dynamic relation between time, subjectivity, photgoraphy and loss.

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