There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Photography at the Dock — University of Minnesota Press Lauren rated it really liked it Oct 20, The book is divided into four parts: Feminism informs every word of this powerful examination of culture, rigorously specific in its examples, yet expansive in its reach. Ida added it Jul 13, doc Solomon-Godeau offers this new book of her collected essays, Photography at the Dock: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Photography At The Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices She considers also the place of photography within post-modernism, tracing its evolution from a critical practice to a stylistic option. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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Art and Performance , Cultural Criticism , Theory and Philosophy Abigail Solomon-Godeau has set as her task the examination of the politics of photographic criticism, history, and practice. Considering the role of cultural institutions—art historians, collectors, and dealers in construction histories of photography—Solomon-Godeau critiques such institutionalized aesthetics while offering an implied counter-history of the medium.

She considers also the place of photography within post-modernism, tracing its evolution from a critical practice to a stylistic option. Lastly, Solomon-Godeau examines the work of a feminist photographer who seeks to counter the sexual politics that photography normally confirms. This, in turn, includes themes concerning the massive production of photographic erotica and pornography that are taken up and considered in relation to contemporary feminist theory and art practice.

Linda Nochlin teaches art history at New York University. This book offers a broad sampling of historical and contemporary issues affecting photography, whose aesthetics are often discussed as vigorously as politics and religion. The author is well informed and highly literate. The result is an important contribution to the discourse about photography. Of special interest to anyone involved in the academic study of photography. Within this agenda, Solomon-Godeau articulates an incisive, passionate, critical stance from which she addresses the professional community whose identities and commitments are formed within a concern for the practice and study of photography.

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Photography at the Dock



Abigail Solomon-Godeau


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