See/saw

See/saw Looking at Photographs

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Synopsis

See/Saw is an illuminating history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. Starting from single images by the world's most important photographers - from Eugène Atget to Alex Webb - Geoff Dyer shows us how to read a photograph, as he takes us through a series of close readings that are by turns moving, funny, prescient and surprising.

Following Dyer's previous books on photography, The Ongoing Moment and The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, See/Saw brilliantly combines visual scrutiny and stylistic flair. It shows us how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, and reveals a master seer at work.

In the spirit of the intellectual curiosity of Berger, Sontag and Didion, Geoff Dyer helps us to see the world around us, and within us, afresh.

Book information

ISBN: 9781838852092
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 779
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 675
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1304g
Height: 241mm
Width: 186mm
Spine width: 35mm