These are the words Eduardo Cadava situates as an epigraph to his remarkable new book, Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History. With an eye to. Focusing on Walter Benjamin’s discussions of the flashes and images of history, this book argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and . Words of Light has 32 ratings and 4 reviews. Here Eduardo Cadava demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the lang.
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Leigh rated it really liked it Mar 28, I have mixed feelings on the idea of reproducibility. Azadeh Sobout rated it really liked it Oct 23, Focusing on Benjamin’s discussions of the flashes and images of history, he argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and history touch on xadava that belong to the entire trajectory of his writings: Yet the ability to reproduce images has challenged our notion of art.
Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History by Eduardo Cadava
The image is the result of these things coming together and then they continue to travel on after the click of the shutter. Sign in Create an account. Or the negative could be seen as the reproduction of the situation—the arrangement of space and time—captured in the image may be the ideal.
Like the image burnt onto a retina after the flash from a camera illuminates the scene, this is the memory that flashes before the historian and even as he sees it, it begins to fade. O’Breo rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Cadava links Benjamin’s theory of history to the philosophy of photography. I fear that being able to reproduce art has deadened its aura. In the same way that you may notice details in an image long after it was taken the flash of memory of an event might yield details that were unnoticed in the actual experience of the event.
Even though they seem separate they are completely infused with politics. Parvaneh Hosseinzadeh rated it liked it Jan 02, However, art is validated by the artist sharing their unique perspective with their audience.
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Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History
Art did not become political art, but politics became a part of art, no matter how non-political it appears. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No trivia or quizzes yet. To ask other readers questions about Words of Lightplease sign up. Mai rated it liked it Jan 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hannah rated it really liked it Oct 11, Mar 20, George-Icaros Babassakis rated it it was amazing.
Cadava also delved into the role of reproducibility in art. It’s eduardl about Nietzsche, Bergson, and Proust. This brings to mind propagandist images, images appearing as separate from a specific political ideology portraying society in a positive manner but whose image content is controlled by that ideology.
Roth – – History and Theory 49 1: The referent will pass on—the moment passes, a person dies, the season changes—nothing is constant in life as it is in the photograph. Balkonist rated it it was amazing Oct 20, A Box of Photographs. Amy rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Besides this extreme example, the production of art today is coupled with thoughts about its promotion, how and where it will be displayed, who will sponsor it, and its market value.
Focusing on Walter Benjamin’s discussions of the flashes and images of history, this book argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and history touch on issues that belong to the entire trajectory of Benjamin’s Refresh and try again.
Paperbackpages. David rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Photographic technology has improved to the point where it shows us events we did not even realize were happening because they cannot be seen by the human eye. The essay draws on the importance of understanding history through the language of photography.
Here Eduardo Cadava demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the language of photography.
I feel that this is at the base of why I photograph. Science Logic and Mathematics. The idea that an image is both dead and alive because it is a static, frozen interpretation of what existed, it speaks of what is gone but yet it continues to recall the referent long after it has passed. Previously art existed as a singular, unique object, but today it can be reproduced an infinite amount of times. Thanos Varverakis rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Mikael Pettersson – – Philosophical Quarterly 62 We now need to think of art in terms of its exhibition value. It’s all about Nietzsche, Bergson, and Proust.
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A New Philosophy of Photography? Leigh Raiford – – History and Theory 48 4: Return to Book Page. It gives us the most complete picture to date of Benjamin’s reflections on history.