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Author Cristofovici, Anca, 1956-

Title Touching surfaces : photographic aesthetics, temporality, aging / Anca Cristofovici.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages) : illustrations.
Series Consciousness, literature & the arts, 1573-2193 ; 19
Consciousness, literature & the arts ; 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index.
Contents The visible : photographic statements for an aesthetics of change -- (In)visibility : photographs that make a change -- The in-visible : spectral visions, transformative perceptions -- Photographic aesthetics and the fabric of the subject -- Performing corpo-realities.
Summary Who isn¿t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The photographic approach of the corporeal is at the center of the book. Within a phenomenological framework, Cristofovici brings into focus the physical and the psychic body to read aging as a process of change and becoming over time. Her understanding of aging sees beyond difference into larger patterns of perceptions that we share. Offering valuable insights into aging as a process of subject construction, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of visual culture, photography, art history, age studies, and theories of knowledge. This cross-disciplinary study that puts theory to the test of life¿s and art¿s paradoxes in an evocative style will also appeal to a wider readership interested in how photography and aging illuminate each other.
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Subject Photography, Artistic.
Photography -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cristofovici, Anca, 1956- Touching surfaces. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2009 9042025131 9789042025134 (OCoLC)302317728
ISBN 9781441601070 (electronic bk.)
1441601074 (electronic bk.)