Art and Photography

(Themes and Movements)


Publisher: Phaidon Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 304 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0714842869 | Isbn-13: 9780714842868 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
Art and Photography is the first book of its kind to survey the major presence of photography in artistic practice from the 1960s onwards. Today photography is art's pre-eminent medium, yet it took the whole of the last century for it to acquire this status. On its invention, the photograph was considered a purely mechanical, 'artless' object which could not belong among the fine arts. Despite its increasing use by the century's most significant artists, only since the late 1960s have art museums gradually begun to exhibit and acquire the photograph as an artwork.