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By Lisa Saltzman

ISBN-10: 022624203X

ISBN-13: 9780226242033

In the electronic age, images confronts its destiny below the competing indicators of ubiquity and obsolescence. whereas expertise has allowed amateurs and specialists alike to create high quality images within the blink of a watch, new digital codecs have severed the unique photochemical hyperlink among picture and topic. even as, fresh cinematic images has stretched the concept that of images and raised questions about its fact price as a documentary medium. regardless of this example, images is still a stubbornly noticeable type of facts: referenced via artists, filmmakers, and writers as a strong logo of fact, images has chanced on its domestic in different media at exactly the second of its personal fabric demise.

By studying this concept of images as articulated in literature, movie, and the photograph novel, Daguerreotypes demonstrates how images secures identification for figures with an another way volatile feel of self. Lisa Saltzman argues that during many glossy works, the photo asserts itself as a guarantor of id, no matter if actual or fabricated. From Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz to Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home—we locate strains of photography’s “fugitive matters” all through modern tradition. eventually, Daguerreotypes unearths how the photo, right now own keepsake and fabric witness, has encouraged quite a number smooth creative and important practices.

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