Vilém Flusser (May 12, – November 27, ) was a Czech-born The Shape of Things, was published in London in and was followed by a new translation of Towards a Philosophy of Photography. Towards a Philosophy of Photography has ratings and 27 reviews. Jesse said: Interesting attempt to build a theoretical framework around photography. Back in , the media critic and philosopher Vilém Flusser (–) in a little book called Towards a Philosophy of Photography.

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Get to Know Us. He died in in a car accident, while visiting his native Prague to give a lecture. Sorry I don’t have that on hand. It also, as the title implies, does not try to be the end-all-be-all on photography.

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Flusser asked what are the consequences of the loss of one’s home and traditional connections? I’m re reading it,but it was an introduction to some interesting problems in contemporary photography. The machine is to be our slave, not our master.

Images signify a space and time. This collection of nine recent essays of various origins with thorough notes and index contains some repetition, but that small complaint is outweighed by Batchen’s compelling arguments and analyses.

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It gives a person the mental ability to process information as it divides the sphere of existence into habit or home and unusual or new information. Want to Read saving…. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Flusser also brings to mind Foucault in the sense that his philosophy allows for only the most elusive photogrxphy problematic possibility of human agency.

I shoot therefore I am. The Shape of Things. Creative Writing and Literary History.

Their achingly beautiful literary readings of the photograph as memento mori or studies in studium and phhotography have no place in the Flusserian universe. The physical pohtography even of a printed photograph is negligible: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

No question about the philosophical side of this book, some chapters put you on a situation of pure thinking and questioning the real photography value aswel as the problems raised by the democratization of photography in our society.

I recall a few years ago, a prominent flhsser historian asked me to join a reading group focused on media and communications studies. Phenomenology would play a major role in the transition to the later phase of his work, in which he turned his attention to the philosophy of communication and of artistic production.

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Towards a Philosophy of Photography by Vilém Flusser

Start reading Towards a Philosophy of Photography on your Kindle in under a minute. In this way our role as librarians and archivists has outpaced our role as cultural consumers. I’m working on my own translation if anyone else out there is suffering the same misery philosolhy I’ll have it done eventually and we can all enjoy this useful and insightful text. Flusser broke down photography into the image, the ap Actual rating: The photographer in the sense intended here is, on the other hand, interested in seeing in continually new ways, i.

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A ‘philosophy’ book without references. It contains what appears to be an infinite number of possibilities, but in the end, those possibilities are prescribed by its programming. I bought this book as a supplement to Korean version of the same book, because the transfer of meanings can change slightly according to the language.


As discussing a decision making process: From Library Journal As both an art medium and a way to record events, photography has become ubiquitous in our increasingly image-driven culture since its invention in the early s. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is a short book but some great points are made. His writings reflect his wandering life: Feb 27, Matthew rated it really liked it Recommends it for:

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