Camera Lucida
Camera Lucida
Reflections on Photography
Foreword by Geoff Dyer

A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Title Camera Lucida
Subtitle Reflections on Photography
Author Roland Barthes
Foreword by Geoff Dyer
Publisher Hill and Wang
Title First Published 12 October 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 144 p.
ISBN-10 0374532338
ISBN-13 9780374532338
Publication Date 12 October 2010
Main content page count 144
Weight 16 oz.

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