Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture (Routledge History of Photography) (Hardcover)

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This book grapples with fundamental questions about the evolving nature of pictorial representation, and the role photography has played in this ongoing process.

These issues are explored through a close analysis of key themes that underpin the photography practice of Canadian artist Jeff Wall and through examining important works that have defined his oeuvre. Wall's strategic revival of 'the picture' has had a resounding influence on the development of contemporary art photography, by expanding the conceptual and technical frameworks of the medium and introducing a self-reflexive criticality. Naomi Merritt brings a new and original contribution to the scholarship on one of the most significant figures to have shaped the course of contemporary art photography since the 1970s and shines a light on the multilayered connections between photography and art.

This book will be of interest to scholars in the history of photography, art and visual culture, and contemporary art history.

About the Author

Naomi Merritt is a lecturer in contemporary art, art history, critical theory, gender studies, and visual culture at the University of South Australia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350137868
ISBN-10: 1350137863
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 31st, 2020
Pages: 206
Language: English
Series: Routledge History of Photography