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The Resource Inadvertent images : a history of photographic apparitions, Peter Geimer ; translated by Gerrit Jackson

Inadvertent images : a history of photographic apparitions, Peter Geimer ; translated by Gerrit Jackson

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Inadvertent images : a history of photographic apparitions
Title
Inadvertent images
Title remainder
a history of photographic apparitions
Statement of responsibility
Peter Geimer ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
As an artistic medium, photography is uniquely subject to accidents, or disruptions, that can occur in the making of an artwork. Though rarely considered seriously, those accidents can offer fascinating insights about the nature of the medium and how it works. Peter Geimer explores all kinds of photographic irritation from throughout the history of the medium, as well as accidental images that occur through photo-like means, such as the image of Christ on the Shroud of Turin, brought into high resolution through photography. Geimer's investigations complement the history of photographic images by cataloging a corresponding history of their symptoms, their precarious visibility, and the disruptions threatened by image noise. Interwoven with the familiar history of photography is a secret history of photographic artifacts, spots, and hazes that historians have typically dismissed as 'spurious phenomena', 'parasites', or 'enemies of the photographer'. With such photographs, it is virtually impossible to tell where a 'picture' has been disrupted--where the representation ends and the image noise begins
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Geimer, Peter,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jackson, Gerrit,
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  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Phenomenology
  • Phenomenology
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
Label
Inadvertent images : a history of photographic apparitions, Peter Geimer ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and "prehistory" -- Visibility by destruction/disturbance: incidents of photography -- Case study I: signs of life or "false flames" : Jules Luys and the controversy over "effluviography" -- Case study II: a self-portrait of Christ or the white noise of photography : Paul Vignon and the earliest photograph of the Shroud of Turin -- Visible/invisible : critique of a dichotomy -- The "optical unconscious" of photography
Control code
1001564021
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226471877
Lccn
2017038031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001564021
Label
Inadvertent images : a history of photographic apparitions, Peter Geimer ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and "prehistory" -- Visibility by destruction/disturbance: incidents of photography -- Case study I: signs of life or "false flames" : Jules Luys and the controversy over "effluviography" -- Case study II: a self-portrait of Christ or the white noise of photography : Paul Vignon and the earliest photograph of the Shroud of Turin -- Visible/invisible : critique of a dichotomy -- The "optical unconscious" of photography
Control code
1001564021
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226471877
Lccn
2017038031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001564021

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