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Photography - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TR1 - TR1050 (Photography) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Walter Pfeiffer : (1970-1980)
    TR 681 M4P49 1980

  • The bear cult / photographs by Chris Nelson ; introduced by Edward Lucie-Smith
    TR 681 M4N45 1991

  • Dental digital photography : from dental clinical photography to digital smile design / Feng Liu, editor
    TR 708 D46 2019eb

  • The crafty animator : handmade, craft-based animation and cultural value / Caroline Ruddell, Paul Ward, editors
    TR 897.5 C73 2019eb

  • Long light : photographs by David Lebe / Peter Barberie
    TR 647 L3975 2019
    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, David Lebe (b. 1948) pushed the boundaries of photography, creating nuanced and visually complex images using innovative techniques. Often enhancing his prints with hand-coloring, Lebe made experimental pinhole photographs, photograms (cameraless photographs), and light drawings (pictures whose primary light source is a handheld flashlight). Many of Lebe's photographs explore his identity as a gay man. His more meditative work from the 1990s and beyond includes diverse series dealing with the AIDS crisis and his personal struggle with the disease.

    This sumptuously illustrated volume offers the first retrospective survey of this groundbreaking artist. Featuring more than 100 images by Lebe along with comparative works by other artists, the book includes an insightful essay that situates Lebe's photographs both within the context of the Philadelphia art scene in which he was active and in relation to the practice of nationally recognized figures such as Barbara Blondeau, Ray K. Metzker, and David Wojnarowicz.

  • Wolfgang Tillmans : lighter / essays by Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Joachim Jäger
    TR 647 T548 2008
    Over the past few years, abstraction has gained considerable importance in the multifaceted oeuvre of Turner Prize-recipient Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 in Remscheid). Following Blushes, the monumental Freischwimmer series, and the monochromatic Silver series, his most recent abstract works--of which the creased and folded Lighter series (starting in 2005) is the most significant--treat the photograph no longer as a reproductive medium, but as a material object. Tillmans's paper drop photographs feature the actual prints in almost geometrical compositions that become practically tangible.Constantly oscillating between photograph and object, these most recent works are assembled by Wolfgang Tillmans for the first time in this new book. Unprecedented in this publication is an extensive section of installation views, taken by Tillmans himself, thus enabling the reader to directly experience his visual cosmos as it was presented in recent exhibitions, including his last retrospective, seen at various venues in the United States. Exhibition schedule: Hamburger Bahnhof--Museum für Gegenwart--Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, March 21-August 24, 2008

  • Sidetripping / Charles Gatewood, William S. Burroughs
    TR 654 G37 1975

  • Wilhelm von Gloeden, photographer : a brief introduction to his life and work / by Charles Leslie
    TR 140 G558L4 1977

  • Lucas Samaras, photo-transformations : an exhibition organized by the Art Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, November 17-December 14, 1975 ... / essay by Arnold B. Glimcher ; edited by Constance W. Glenn
    TR 647 S24 1975

  • Male bodies : a photographic history of the nude / Emmanuel Cooper
    TR 675 C63 2004
    This generously illustrated volume gathers together the most important images of the male nude from the invention of photography to the present day.

  • Chess men : an attempt to play the game : 32 photographs / by Erwin Olaf ; [voorwoord, Dirk van der Spek]
    TR 654 O65 1988

  • Taormina : début de siècle / photographies du baron de Gloeden ; préface de Jean-Claude Lemagny
    TR 675 G46 1975

  • On photography : a philosophical inquiry / Diarmuid Costello
    TR 183 C675 2018eb

    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, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard.

    Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

    raphyis essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto : portraits / essay by Maria Morris Hambourg ; designed by Takaaki Matsumoto
    TR 658.3 S84 2017
    At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry's luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king's face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It seems as though the twenty-first century artist has traveled back in time nearly five hundred years to photograph his royal subject. While Sugimoto's portraits of historical figures appear to capture a lived moment in time, they are fictions. These portraits are in fact at least twice removed from the subject: his photograph captures a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto has photographed his portraits of historical subjects in black and white, with each "sitter" posed against a black background, giving the images an austere formality. The black backdrop, free of any props or additional visual information, amplifies the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history. Other portraits appear to be photojournalistic. Sugimoto's image of the Duke of Wellington at Napoleon's deathbed is actually a photograph of the mise en scene created by the wax museum, but it registers as real in our minds. The portraits of wax figures, which in this volume are presented alongside a handful of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori, call into question what it is the portrait captures. As with his other major bodies of work--Dioramas, Seascapes, Theaters--Sugimoto's Portraits address the passage of time and history. We recognize these historical figures because of the many contemporaneous drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have recorded them. We take it for granted that a photograph of a living subject is true, but what does that mean? Are Sugimoto's portraits of living subjects more "true" than the historical portraits of wax figures? Is Hans Holbein's painted portrait of Henry VIII truer than Sugimoto's photograph of the wax figure made from Holbein's painting?


  • Brassaï / curator, Peter Galassi
    TR 647 B73 2018
    Brassaï (1899-1984) was a key member of a group of European and North American photographers who, over the course of the 20th century, managed to redefine the identity and enrich the potential of photography as an artistic medium.

    The main theme of his work was Paris, the subject matter for some of his most significant and renowned images. He captured vibrant images of the daily life of the city, especially the vitality of its night-time atmosphere, in a vivid expression of the powerful artistic dimension of his perspective. The evocative capacity of his images achieved unquestionable recognition that spread from artistic photography circles to the tourist industry and the commercial photography circuit.


  • Moscow = Moskva / photographs by Boogie
    TR 680 B66 2018
    'Raw' is a term that is perhaps overused, but Boogie's photos truly assault the senses. But the photographer's arresting gaze is directly returned by his subjects, and an undeniable rapport and intimacy is felt by the viewer. We are witnessing something, above all, crucially human. From the artist behind It's All Good (Miss Rosen Editions/powerHouse Books 2006/2016), Boogie (powerHouse Books, 2007), and Belgrade Belongs to Me (powerHouse Books, 2008) comes an urban, industrial, but heart-wrenchingly humane new collection. You cannot look away.

  • The Trans list / by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
    TR 681 T63 G74 2018
    Illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition of the same name, featuring forty portraits that explore the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender and features a new interview with the artist.


  • Failed images : photography and its counter-practices / Ernst van Alphen
    TR 183 A47 2018

    Failed Images approaches photography in terms of its divergence from the reality it would claim to show. How does the photograph transform that which exists before the camera? A variety of factors influence the way photography constructs its images--not only the technical features of the medium, but also the conventions that have sprung up within it, governing the field from the most formal portraits to the quickest "snapshots."

    Combining cultural theory with many case studies, Failed Images offers a different approach to photography, celebrating the medium's range of possible modes of image-making. In this book the photographic image is explored through what might seem to be its outliers--photographic practices that resist the presumed dominant approaches to the medium. These counter-practices include staged photography, blurred photography, archival photography, and under- and overexposed photography.


  • La grande traversée : horizons photographiques / [coordination, Carl Johnson]
    TR 6 C22 R45 2008
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