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The Emerald Tablets of THOTH


  • Author: Thoth the Atlantean & Quinn Michaels
  • Release Date : 2012-04-23
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 16214299 Bytes


The history of the tablets translated in this book is strange and beyond the belief of modern scientists, archeologists, and scholars.  Their antiquity is amazing information date back some 36,000 years B.C.  The original writer is Thoth, an Atlantean Priest-King, who founded a colony in ancient Egypt after the sinking of Atlantis....

The Health Benefits of Chinese Tea


  • Author: Peter Nowell
  • Release Date : 2012-09-15
  • Genre: Beverages
  • File Size: 12135448 Bytes


The Health Benefits of Chinese Tea is a short book based on research at the University of Puget Sound. This beautifully designed book explores both the Traditional Chinese Medical perspective and the contemporary Biomedical perspective on one of the world's most ancient and alluring drinks. A short and delightful read for anyone curious about the secrets of loose-leaf tea! IMPORTANT: While medical professionals and academic articles were consulted throughout the process, this book is NOT to be regarded as an academic or medical source of information. All photography is the original and protected property of Peter Nowell. Please contact the author for further inquiries....

Photography and Philosophy

Photography and Philosophy


  • Author : Scott Walden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-29
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444335088


Photography and Philosophy Book Description :

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY ESSAYS ON THE PENCIL OF NATURE "Many of the essays are well written and indeed groundbreaking...Given its overall depth, the anthology is worth reading by any critic, curator or student of the arts."-Prefix Photo "How does anyone accept or deny 'reality' in photographic excursions? This is the central issue in this extraordinary compilation of 13 essays by contemporary philosophers who argue back and forth (in editor Walden's clever arrangement) so that readers must engage their own minds within the constantly conflicting (theoretical and personal) propositions/explanations. This is a rich, provocative, intelligent, challenging, and important compilation. Highly recommended."-Choice "Required reading for anyone interested i...

On Photography

On Photography


  • Author : Diarmuid Costello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351970839


On Photography Book Description :

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, a...

Towards a Philosophy of Photography
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Towards a Philosophy of Photography


  • Author : Vilém Flusser
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780232447


Towards a Philosophy of Photography Book Description :

Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity....

Philosophy of Photography

Philosophy of Photography


  • Author : Henri Van Lier
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 905867598X


Philosophy of Photography Book Description :

Henri Van Lier's contribution to the field of photography is comparable, in its scope as well as in its achievements, to the work of all those we now consider being the great modern classics: Walter Benjamin, Andre Bazin, Andre Malraux, John Berger, Susan Sontag, or Roland Barthes. Less well known, probably for having worked and published in Belgium, Henri Van Lier had written with "Philosophy of Photography" a profoundly original and innovative reflection on the medium, both on its formal peculiarities and on its social, cultural, and anthropological functions. Much more than other theoreticians, Van Lier succeeds in combining an astute sense of the detail with an extremely broad interest in the meaning of the medium for mankind (for Van Lier, photo...

Four Arts of Photography

Four Arts of Photography


  • Author : Dominic McIver Lopes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119053071


Four Arts of Photography Book Description :

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...

The Concept of Non Photography

The Concept of Non Photography


  • Author : François Laruelle
  • Publisher : Urbanomic/Sequence Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983216919


The Concept of Non Photography Book Description :

A rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy, and art, so as to discover an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological, and aesthetic conditions. If philosophy has always understood its relation to the world according to the model of the instantaneous flash of a photographic shot, how can there be a “philosophy of photography” that is not viciously self-reflexive? Challenging the assumptions made by any theory of photography that leaves its own “onto-photo-logical” conditions uninterrogated, Laruelle thinks the photograph non-philosophically, so as to discover an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological and aesthetic conditions. The Concept of Non-Photograph...

Laruelle and Non Photography

Laruelle and Non Photography


  • Author : Jonathan Fardy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-25
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319930978


Laruelle and Non Photography Book Description :

This book provides a critical introduction to François Laruelle’s writings on photography, with a particular focus on his two most important books on photography: The Concept of Non-Photography and Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics. By unpacking and contextualising these works, this study provides a useful starting point for students and scholars who want to better understand Laruelle’s larger project, which he calls “non-philosophy”, or more recently, “non-standard philosophy”. With clear and concise explanations of the basics of non-philosophy, Laruelle and Non-Photography demonstrates how Laruelle's thought challenges standard, philosophical approaches to photography, and culminates in a novel theory of "non-photography."...

The Media of Photography

The Media of Photography


  • Author : Diarmuid Costello
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1118269012


The Media of Photography Book Description :

Two events in particular occasion this volume on the philosophy of photography: the blurring of boundaries that many took to demarcate photographic technology and practices from other representational and artistic technologies and the invention of digital photography. The purpose of this volume is not to revive older questions by asking what, if anything, still distinguishes photography in the light of these developments, but to consider sundry questions about the materials and tools—or media—of photography from a variety of perspectives. critically examines classic and influential arguments in philosophy of photography addresses recent trends in photographic art, such as conceptualism and appropriation highlights philosophically neglected elemen...

The Mountain and the Pebble

The Mountain and the Pebble


  • Author : David A. Melges
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1493759523


The Mountain and the Pebble Book Description :

And entirely new way to look at photography. Presented as a series of short stories about the journey that is learning to be a creative photographer. Perfect for a beginner, surprisingly eye-opening for a professional....