"The authors of" Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain" place in historical and critical context the production and reception of images of suffering, adding precision and clarity to a divisive debate of visual culture. . . . [The book] offers a larger audience a reasoned approach to an emotionally charged subject. Five essays, along with reproductions of all works exhibited, provide a significant contribution to an excruciating subject."--Kathleen MacQueen, "Art Book"--Kathleen MacQueen "The Art Book "From the Publisher:
Susan Sontag once remarked that since the invention of the camera, photography has "kept company with death." And indeed, images of suffering human beings and devastated landscapes appear regularly in the popular media and even in contemporary art. This volume explores these painful images from the past few decades of photography, weighing in on the intense critical debate that has arisen in recent years around depictions of acute human suffering--especially those that are beautifully rendered.
Drawing on works from advertising, photojournalism, art photography, and conceptual art, "Beautiful Suffering" features reproductions of all the pieces in the Williams College Museum of Art exhibition that shares its name--including portrayals of AIDS sufferers, Abu Ghraib prisoners, refugees, and casualties of war. It also includes five critical essays that engage the works themselves as well as the larger issues the exhibition confronts: Is it inherently problematic to seek aesthetic pleasure in a rendering of pain? And if so, why? These essays, composed by scholars in fields as diverse as art history and political science, are perfect complements to the powerful images of suffering that probe some of the most pressing issues we face today.
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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110226709507
Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction Traffic in Pain Mark Reinhardt and Holly Edwards Essays Picturing Violence: Aesthetics and the Anxiety of Critique Mark Reinhardt A Genealogy of Orthodox Documentary John Stomberg Photography After the Fact Erina Duganne Cover to Cover: The Life Cycle of an Image in Contemporary Visual Culture Holly Edwards The Pain of Images Mieke Bal Exhibition in Retrospect Plates Object Labels Acknowledgments Contributors. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0226709507
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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0226709507
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