Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
by Robert A Sobieszek (9780262194259)

Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
 
Robert A Sobieszek
Release Date: 15 November 1999
Format: Hardback
Pages: 324
Category: Portraits
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262194259
ISBN-10: 0262194252



Winner, George Wittenborn Award competition sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), 2000. "Ghost in the Shell" takes as its premise the idea that the outer person is a reflection of the inner. Tracing the modern photographic portrait over the past 150 years, the book reveals the many ways the photographic arts have investigated, represented, interpreted, and subverted the human face and, consequently, the human spirit. Artists have used the genre not only to convey familiar emotions such as fear, love, sadness, and anger, but also to explore complex subjective states such as passionate individuality and psychological withdrawal. Different avant-garde movements have enlisted farce, masks, and masquerade in their charting of the human character, and many postmodern works employ irony and ambiguity to deal with issues of identity, gender, and dissociation. The book, which accompanies an exhibition opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in October 1999, is organized roughly chronologically around the traditional, modernist, and postmodernist views of the face, although the primary approach of one period often appears in the others. The artists discussed include, among others, Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Curtis, Salvador Dali, Duchenne de Boulogne, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Nauman, Orlan, William Parker, Irving Penn, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Edward Weston. Published in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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