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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English Choose a language for shopping. By Kathryn Bond Stockton. Feb 27, Matthew rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Oct 18, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 12, Eduardo Deboni rated it it was amazing. 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 flussser. In the digital ecosystem, the apparatuses surrounding the artifact are more engaging than the artifact itself.

A lens on a camera will inevitably take telescopic photos. To ask other readers questions about Towards a Philosophy of Photographyplease sign up.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Sep 19, Riar rated it really liked it. Flusser fala do conceito de caixa negra. Mar 22, Jesse fo it liked it. Just as every possible move and permutation of a chess game has long been exhausted, every program of the camera too has long been exhausted. How that information is distributed determines much of its meaning.


Towards a Philosophy of Photography

This requires an act of imaginative translation on our part, but once you make that leap, you realize that this text astonishingly directly addresses our situation some three decades later. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Flusser also brings to mind Foucault in the sense that his philosophy allows for only the most elusive and problematic possibility of human agency. The developing polemic dialog distinguishes between the “ugly stranger” who can unveil the truth Aletheia and the “beautiful native” who fears the otherness as it threatens their habit.

Lots philosopyy good insights but also highly tendentious and ignores aesthetics far too much. As discussing a decision making process: Feb 27, Mark Broadhead rated it it was ok.

I found it very inspiring. It has helped me a great deal in understanding a development of the natural world. The program of the camera overrides the artifact that it produces. Flusser broke down photography into the image, the ap Actual rating: This book is not about photography – phottography is a political manifesto about freedom in a programmed world.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. You’ll be saddened to hear Flusser died in car crash on the way home from a lecture. In he decided to leave Brazil.

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His main topics interest were: Flusser depicts philosopjy technologies that produce redundant and non-original images, as well photogrzphy political and economic systems that are themselves apparatuses, as entities if use humans for their own evolution and success rather than vice versa. Favourite pphotography from the text: Anyone can push a button and produce a photograph without having a clue as to the inner workings of a camera. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. That said, this is a decent starting point for thinking about photography in a postmodern, highly conceptual way.

Pages with related products. The original text in whatever language it’s written in would make more sense even if you don’t speak that language. He viewed photography from a completely technical standpoint. Jun 21, Taco Hidde Bakker rated it really liked it. These must be the cornerstones of any philosophy of photography, and they make possible the following definitions of a photograph: Communication, which are the gaps between different positions, is part of a cultural phenomenon relying on unconsciously learnt patterns at home.

Thank you for signing up! He did mention this in the foreword though, so that was clear from the beginning.

In he decided to leave Brazil.