Art 287 Primary Sources


Date Author Title
1839 Joseph Nicephore Niepce Memoire on the Heliograph
William Henry Fox Talbot Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre Daguerreotype
Dominique Francois Arago Report in History of Photography by Josef Maria Elder
1840 Edgar Alan Poe The Daguerreotype
1844 William Henry Fox Talbot A Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art
1855 Lewis Carroll Photography Extraordinary
1857 Lady Elizabeth Eastlake Photography
1859 Sir Oliver Wendell Holmes The Stereoscope and the Stereograph
1862 Charles Baudelaire The Modern Public and Photography
1863 Oscar Rejlander An Opology for Art-Photography
1874 Julia Margaret Cameron Annals of My Glass House
1890 Jacob Riis How the Other Half Lives
Lewis Hine Social Photography
1896 Henry Beach Robinson Idealism, Realism, Expressionism
1897 Joseph Pennell Is Photography Among the Fine Arts?
1899 Alfred Stieglitz Pictorial Photography
1900 Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Nadar My Life as a Photographer
1908 Anonymous Is Photography A New Art? in Camera Work
1922 Paul Strand Photography and the New God
1923 - 30 Edward Weston Daybooks
1925 Adolf Hitler Mien Kampf
1927 Friedrich Nietzsche The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music
Laszlo Moholy Nagy Photography
Walker Evans The Reappearance of Photography
1930 Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
1933 Brassai Paris de Nuit
1935 Martin Heidegger The Origin of the Work of Art
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy From Pigment to Light
1940 Clement Greenberg Avant Garde and Kitsch
Towards a New Laocoon
Walter Benjamin The Arcades Project
1945 Maurice Merleau-Ponty Phenomenology of Perception
1946 Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialism Is a Humanism
1950 Jean Genet Un Chant D'Amour
1951 Berenice Abbott Photography at the Crossroads
1952 Henri Cartier Bresson The Decisive Moment
1955 Edward Steichen The Family of Man
Robert Frank The Americans
1957 Roland Barthes Mythologies
1958 Allan Kaprow The Legacy of Jackson Pollock
  Robert Frank Statement
1961 Clement Greenberg Modernist Painting
Susan Sontag Against Interpretation
1962 Claude Levi-Strauss The Savage Mind
John Szarkowski The Photographer's Eye
1964 Beaumont Newhall The History of Photography
Susan Sontag Notes on Camp
Berenice Abbot The World of Atget
Antonin Artaud The Theatere and its Double
1965 Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues
Edward Weston Seeing Photographically
1966 John Szarkowski The Photographer's Eye
Nathan Lyons Photographers on Photography
1967 Roland Barthes The Death of the Author
Michael Fried Art and Objecthood
Marshall McLuhan The Medium is the Massage (Message)
Guy Debord The Society of the Spectacle
Roland Barthes Elements of Semiology
1968 Roland Barthes The Death of the Author
1969 Aaron Scharf Art and Photography
1975 Allan Sekula On the Invention of Photographic Meaning
1977 Roland Barthes Rhetoric of the Image
Susan Sontag America Seen Through Photographs Darkly
1969 Joseph Kosuth Art After Philosophy
Michael Foucault What is an Author?
1971 Linda Nochlin Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists
John Berger Ways of Seeing
1973 Laura Mulvey Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Lucy Lippard Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object
1974 John Berger Understanding a Photograph
Larry Clark Tulsa
1974 Juliet Mitchell Psychoanalyses and Feminism
Peter Burger The Theory of the Avant Garde
1976 Umberto Eco A Theory of Semiotics
1977 Charles Jencks The Language of Post-Modern Architecture
Susan Sontag On Photography
Illness as Metaphor
Walther Benjamin A Short History of Photography
Jean-Francois Lyotard Trans/ Formers
1979 Jean-Francois Lyotard The Postmodern Condition
Mary Kelly Post Partum Document
Douglas Crimp Pictures
Germaine Greer The Obstacle Race
1980 Roland Barthes Camera Lucida
Douglas Crimp The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose
Julia Kristeva Powers of Horror:  An Essay on Abjection
Alan Trachtenberg Classic Essays on Photography
Carig Owens The Allegorical Impulse
1981 Benjamin Buchloh Figures of Authority, Ciphers of Regression
Vicki Goldberg Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present
Douglas Crimp The End of Painting
On the Museum's Ruins
1984 Frederic Jameson Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
1985 Richard Avedon In the American West
1990 Anna Chave Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power
1992 Arthur Danto Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary
1999 Andy Grundberg Crisis of the Real: Writings on Photography Since 1974
2001 Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera
  David Hockney Secret Knowledge and Discussion of the book/ theory
2005 David Levi Strauss The Highest Degree of Illusion
2011 Alan Kirby The Death of Postmodernism


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