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The Resource The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography, Melissa Miles

The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography, Melissa Miles

Label
The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography
Title
The language of light and dark
Title remainder
light and place in Australian photography
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Miles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Light features prominently in the work of Australia's artists, writers, and photographers. Myths of a distinctly Australian light have shaped national identity and belonging, and the notion that photography is a language of light has particular significance for the country's photographic works. The Language of Light and Dark recounts this history of light as a medium and a metaphor from 1901 to the present. In this lucid, beautifully illustrated study, Melissa Miles reveals how myths of light and place have been reinvented, renewed, and challenged. She explores how approaches to darkness and light have been affected by debates about colonization, the landscape, urban development, and contemporary patterns of global and environmental change. An extensive selection of pictures from photographers including Norman Deck, Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Mark Strizic, John Cato, Jane Burton, and Bill Henson shows the range and diversity of photography in Australia and how it links to -- and diverges from -- international movements and styles. Addressing topics from indigenous histories to the iconography of national discourse, and from evolving photographic techniques to light therapy, The Language of Light and Dark offers a new approach to the visual history of a nation and a continent."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miles, Melissa,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Light in art
  • Photography
  • Lumière dans l'art
  • Photographie
  • Light in art
  • Photography
  • Australia
  • Australie
  • Australia
Label
The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography, Melissa Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : light, presence, and place in Australian photography -- Building a sunshine school : pictorialism and the landscape -- Out of the shadows : on light, darkness, and colonization -- Dream worlds and imagination : the illuminated city in modern Australia -- Painting with light : abstract visions -- A place beyond : contemporary photographys of the stars and sky
Control code
895338570
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780773545502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)895338570
Label
The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography, Melissa Miles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : light, presence, and place in Australian photography -- Building a sunshine school : pictorialism and the landscape -- Out of the shadows : on light, darkness, and colonization -- Dream worlds and imagination : the illuminated city in modern Australia -- Painting with light : abstract visions -- A place beyond : contemporary photographys of the stars and sky
Control code
895338570
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780773545502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)895338570

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