Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Paperback)
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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 15/07/1993
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Barthes shares his passionate, in-depth knowledge and understanding of photography.

Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099225416
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 130 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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Of all his works it is the most accessible in language and the most revealing about the author. And effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader * Guardian *
Roland Barthes' final book - less a critical essay than a suite of valedictory meditations - is his most beautiful, and most painful * Observer *
Profoundly shaped the way the medium is regarded * Guardian *
I am moved by the sense of discovery in Camera Lucida, by the glimpse of a return to a lost world * New Society *
Of all his works it is the most accessible in language and the most revealing about the author. And effortlessly, as if in passing, his reflections on photography raise questions and doubts which will permanently affect the vision of the reader * Guardian *

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