Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21st century.
- Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and with case studies of representative images
- Employs a top-down, theory to case approach, as well as a bottom-up, case to theory approach
- Advances a new theory regarding the nature of photography that is grounded in technology but doesn’t place it in opposition to painting
- Includes commentaries by two leading philosophers of photography, Diarmuid Costello and Cynthia A. Freeland
Keywords: Photographic arts; philosophy; Diarmuid Costello; Cynthia A. Freeland; Gursky; contemporary photography; digital photography; digital arts; photographic theory; abstract art; modern art, Photography History & Theory, Philosophy of Art, Photography History & Theory, Philosophy of Art