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Photography and the Art of Chance

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$32.95 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674744004

Publication Date: 05/26/2015


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 color illustrations, 57 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • 1. William Henry Fox Talbot and His Picture Machine
  • 2. Defining Art against the Mechanical, c. 1860
  • 3. Julia Margaret Cameron Transfigures the Glitch
  • 4. The Fog of Beauty, c. 1890
  • 5. Alfred Stieglitz Moves with the City
  • 6. Stalking Chance and Making News, c. 1930
  • 7. Frederick Sommer Decomposes Our Nature
  • 8. Pressing Photography into a Modernist Mold, c. 1970
  • 9. John Baldessari Plays the Fool
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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