Robert Adams: Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values

January 25, 2020 - Comment

The eight essays in Beauty in Photography provide a critical appreciation of photography by one of its foremost proponents. The result is a rare book of criticism, alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration. Product Features Aperture

The eight essays in Beauty in Photography provide a critical appreciation of photography by one of its foremost proponents. The result is a rare book of criticism, alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration.

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Anonymous says:

A great set of essays on why we should care about art—specifically photography Unabashedly devoid of post-modernist theory. Adams offers a great set of essays on why we should care about art—specifically photography as art. Often the over-theorized approach to art skips over the human experience of art. As a philosopher and an artist, I find this a real shame as it only serves to further turn the arts inward on itself, forgetting the intangible universality of the human experience of beauty, art, and creativity—not to mention the fact that it is an approach that doesn’t…

Anonymous says:

A classic. Poor Adams – it seems the only way to get out of his head is to think through the subjects bothering him and put it down on paper. He should take up photography or something haha.I love this book. It’s short and easy and probably as concise as humanly possible, given the author’s personality and education.I try to stay away from reading too much about photography. It seems Adams is way ahead of me on this issue, as he notes in the title essay. This book was recommended…

Anonymous says:

I wanted something other that a “how-to” book about picture taking All my reading has been on the mechanics of photography and not on its philosophy. My reading has not included anything to compare this book to. Hell, it may be a five-star text and I’m just too dumb to know. I will reread it again in the future.

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