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Subject Heading: "Photography -- Artistic"
Below is a list of 14 E-Books that contain the subject heading "photography - artistic". (There were lots more.) Click on the title to go to the catalog record. Then, if you want to view the book, click on "Drury electronic book; click to connect" in the middle of the page. You will have to be a Drury faculty, student, or staff member to login through the OCLC proxy server. Use your login as though it were Moodle or MyDrury. Search the catalog for additional titles at http://library.drury.edu . Click the little box for eBooks.
The Command to Look: a master photographer's method for controlling the human gaze by
Publication Date: Fort Townsend, Wash. : Feral House, ©2014.
The Command to Look was one of William Mortensen's most influential and sought-after books, and has been out of print for fifty years. Reproduced here in full, this book includes an essay by Michael Moynihan on how its images influenced the occult "lesser magic" of the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey. The book reproduces fifty-five images of Mortensen's best work and text by the wittiest and most biting writers on photography of their time.
Double Exposures: performance as photography, photography as performance by
Publication Date: London : Live Art Development Agency ; Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2015.
A new collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the United Kingdom, Double Exposures brings together newly commissioned images and essays to explore new ways of bridging performance and photography. Ten years after Vason's first book, Exposures, this ambitious project draws into sharp focus the body, the diptych, documentation, the photobook, identity, mediation, collaborative practices, and the relationship between photography and performance. With essays by leading critics, academics, and practitioners, this collection solidifies Vason's centrality to the photography of performance. Copublished with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). Published with the support of Arts Council England.
Publication Date: New York : Abrams, 2017.
In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world--to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas to the great coral reefs--Flach has constructed a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges. Among them are primates coping with habitat loss, big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, elephants hunted for their ivory, and numerous bird species taken as pets. With eminent zoologist Jonathan Baillie providing insightful commentary on this ambitious project, Endangered unfolds as a series of vivid, interconnected stories that pose gripping moral dilemmas, unforgettably expressed by more than 180 of Flach's incredible images.
Engendering an Avant-Garde: the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism by
Publication Date: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Engendering an avant-garde is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists' creation of 'defeatured landscapes' between 1968-71 to their cinematographic photographs of the late 1970s and the backlash against such work by other artists in the late 1980s. It is the first study to provide a structural account for why the group remains all-male. It accomplishes this by demonstrating that the importation of a European discourse of avant-garde activity, which assumed masculine social privilege and public activity, effectively excluded women artists from membership.
Fine Art Photography - Water, Ice and Fog by
Publication Date: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 
Streams, lakes, rain, ice, mist, and fog provide the photographer with a wealth of opportunities to make great images. In this inspirational how-to book illustrated with some 70 stunning color photos, master photographer Tony Sweet explains how to make the most of those opportunities. With a focus on sharpening the skills of interpretation, he shows how to create beautiful photographs of water in all its forms.
Fine Art Photoshop: exploring the world of photographic art by
Publication Date: Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, 
Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work-- in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images. Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.
In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon towns collaboration, 1953-1954 by
Publication Date: Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 
Though photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams were contemporaries and longtime friends, most of their work portrays contrasting subject matter. Lange's artistic photodocumentation set a new aesthetic standard for social commentary; Adams lit up nature's wonders with an unfailing eye and preeminent technical skill. That they joined together to photograph Mormons in Utah in the early 1950s for Life magazine may come as a surprise. In a Rugged Land examines the history and content of the two photographers' forgotten collaboration Three Mormon Towns. Looking at Adams's and Lange's photographs, extant letters, and personal memories, the book provides a window into an important moment in their careers and seeks to understand why a project that once held such promise ended in disillusionment and is now little more than a footnote in their illustrative biographies. Swensen's in-depth research and interpretation help make sense of what they did and place them alongside others who were also exploring the particular qualities of the Mormon village at that time. Winner of the Joan Paterson Kerr Book Award for best illustrated book on the history of the American West from the Western History Association. Winner of the Best Book Award from the Utah State Historical Society. Winner of the 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book. Honorable mention for Best Book from the Mormon History Association. Interview with Tom Williams at Access Utah
Lee Friedlander - the Little Screens by
Publication Date: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press 2015
An illustrated examination of an early photo-essay by Lee Friedlander that shows television screens broadcasting eerily glowing images into unoccupied rooms. Lee Friedlander's The Little Screens first appeared as a 1963 photo-essay in Harper's Bazaar, with commentary by Walker Evans. Six untitled photographs show television screens broadcasting eerily glowing images of faces and figures into unoccupied rooms in homes and motels across America. As distinctive a portrait of an era as Robert Frank's The Americans, The Little Screens grew in number and was not brought together in its entirety until a 2001 exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. Friedlander (b. 1934) is known for his use of surfaces and reflections--from storefront windows to landscapes viewed through car windshields--to present a pointed view of American life. The photographs that make up The Little Screens represent an early example of this photographic strategy, offering the narrative of a peripatetic photographer moving through the landscape of 1960s America that was in thrall to a new medium. In this astute study, Saul Anton argues that The Little Screens marked the historical intersection of modern art and photography at the moment when television came into its own as the dominant medium of mass culture. Friedlander's images, Anton shows, reflect the competing logics of the museum and print and electronic media, and anticipate the issues that have emerged with the transition to a world of ubiquitous "little screens."
The Naked Eye by
Publication Date: Havertown : Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2013.
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Photography, Narrative, Time: imaging our forensic imagination by
Publication Date: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2014.
Providing a wide-ranging account of the narrative properties of photographs, Greg Battye focuses on the storytelling power of a single image, rather than the sequence. Drawing on ideas from painting, drawing, film, video, and multimedia, he applies contemporary research and theories drawn from cognitive science and psychology to the analysis of photographs. Using genuine forensic photographs of crime scenes and accidents, the book mines human drama and historical and sociological authenticity to argue for the centrality of the perception and representation of time in photographic narrativity.
Photography and the Art Market by
Publication Date: London : Lund Humphries in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art, 2018.
The first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it. The second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene. In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world subsystem for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments. This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors, institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.
Picturing the Barrio: ten Chicano photographers by
Publication Date: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 
Mexican-American life, like that of nearly every contemporary community, has been extensively photographed. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarship on Chicano photography. Picturing the Barrio presents the first book-length examination on the topic. David William Foster analyzes the imagery of ten distinctive artists who offer a range of approaches to portraying Chicano life. The production of each artist is examined as an ideological interpretation of how Chicano experience is constructed and interpreted through the medium of photography, in sites ranging from the traditional barrio to large metropolitan societies. These photographers present artistic as well as documentary images of the socially invisible. They and their subjects grapple with definitions of identity, as well as ethnicity and gender. As such, this study deepens our understanding of the many interpretations of the "Chicano experience."
Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012 by
Publication Date: Bristol : Intellect, 2013.
Piercing Time examines the role of photography in documenting urban change by juxtaposing contemporary 'rephotographs' taken by the author with images of nineteenth-century Paris taken by Charles Marville, who worked under Georges Haussmann, and corresponding photographs by Eugène Atget taken in the early twentieth century.
Scissors, Paper, Stone: expressions of memory in contemporary photographic art by
Publication Date: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
Finalist: Raymond Klibansky Book Prize Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (2008) Making a connection between photography and memory is almost automatic. Should it be? In Scissors, Paper, Stone Martha Langford explores the nature of memory and art. She challenges the conventional emphasis on the camera as a tool of perception by arguing that photographic works are products of the mind - picturing memory is, first and foremost, the expression of a mental process. Langford organizes the book around the conceit of the child's game scissors, paper, stone, using it to ground her discussion of the tensions between remembering and forgetting, the intersection of memory and imagination, and the relationship between memory and history. Scissors, Paper, Stone explores the great variety of photographic art produced by Canadian artists as expressions of memory. Their work, including images by Carl Beam, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Donigan Cumming, Stan Denniston, Robert Houle, Robert Minden, Michael Snow, Diana Thorneycroft, Jeff Wall, and Jin-me Yoon, is presented as part of a rich interdisciplinary study of contemporary photography and how it has shaped modern memory.