Bernard Shaw, ‘Unmechanical’ Photography and unconventional science

@article{Parsons2002BernardS,
  title={Bernard Shaw, ‘Unmechanical’ Photography and unconventional science},
  author={Melinda Boyd Parsons and Gary Joseph Pascuzzo},
  journal={History of Photography},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={170 - 177}
}
  • Melinda Boyd Parsons, Gary Joseph Pascuzzo
  • Published 2002
  • Art
  • History of Photography
  • Abstract It certainly is true that George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright and essayist, was fond of provocation and paradox. Yet, as our epigraph suggests, his writings always build on a core of truth. For Shaw, truth was defined by his socialism as well as by relations among art, science, and religion. These ideas merge in his provocative essay of 1902, ‘The Unmechanicalness ofPhotography’,2 written when the focus of his photographic criticism was shifting from primarily political! economic… CONTINUE READING

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