The Origins of Photographic Discourse

  • Published 2014

Abstract

In 1939, one hundred years after photography had been disclosed to the world, the thicket of received ideas about the medium's invention was so dense that even such an astute observer as Paul Valery could not extricate his thoughts from the tangle. For years the French poet and critic had been recording his unique perceptions of science, history, and… (More)

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