Adams è tra i pochi fotografi di oggi a volersi confrontare direttamente con problemi e termini "inattuali" come bellezza, verità, forma, composizione, novità; con la rappresentazione del male, il senso della critica, le possibili riconciliazioni con la nostra geografia. Dalle fotografie di una serie di importanti fotografi Adams ricava indicazioni, stupori, rivelazioni. Dalla loro lettura emerge una nuova consapevolezza circa le possibilità e il ruolo della fotografia nel nostro mondo. "Il mio scopo, ha detto Robert Adams, è di far intravedere il potere dei nostri occhi, non le potenzialità di un'apparecchiatura fotografica".
- ISBN: 8833923932
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 136
A small, quiet book by a great photographer. I recommend you read it outdoors. Under the shade of a giant oak perhaps. In it you might find something you needed to hear again. You were looking for that re-assurance and didn't even know it. A re-affirmation of what you've always believed to be the mo Leggi tutto
Ho trovato molti spunti di riflessione interessanti e mai banali. Tolgo una stella perché talvolta mi ha dato un'impressione un pochino "moraleggiante".
This book was brought to my attention in About This Life , where Barry Lopez calls it "one of the clearest statements of artistic responsibility ever written by a photographer." Intrigued by that statement and the title, Essays in Defense of Traditional Values , I tracked down a copy at Bethel Universi Leggi tutto
BEAUTY IN PHOTOGRAPHY by Robert Adams is a collection of nine essays, including one that serves as the title for the book. These essays pose some good questions, such as this from the first chapter: “…is it possible for art to be more than lies?” (p.14) Whether your first response is “yes” or “no,” Leggi tutto
Robert Adams's collection of essays on art is a delightful, accessible read for anyone interested not only in photography but also in the place of art, including difficult art, in our world. I read this for grad school (technically, I didn't have to finish it, but might as well!) and was surprised by Leggi tutto
Robert Adams' Beauty in Photography is a well curated and personal overview of the uniquely collaborative nature of the camera and photographer. While you will certainly find a series of sparsely written, deeply felt essays in defence of traditional values, as its subtitle suggests, at its core, the Leggi tutto
Words and pictures communicate. The words may change from person to person, from edition to later edition. The meaning of pictures may also change according to context. Great works of literature change from one reader to the next and maintain their greatness in the minds of serial readers who react
Given to me by a fellow artist, Robert Adams has become one of our favorite writers on photography. His insights give me a lot to consider without making me feel like I am overthinking what I am doing with my own work. The is a collection of longer and short essays that speak much about the role of
Robert Adams writing with a clarity only he can muster about photography and art. One question he asks is "what's new?" He answers, nothing is really new in art, that it is all inventive recapitulations of "truth." What is truth? Well truth is beauty, but Adams tells us that Keats knew not all truth Leggi tutto
While some statements Robert Adams made 30 years when the book was first published seem a bit outdated now, I find quotes after quotes that still ring true in the fast changing field of photography. A great read, especially the first five essays, so beautifully written with a wisdom of this art only Leggi tutto
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