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The figure in the landscape: An archaeology of the photographic image

Richardson, John Andrew (1993) The figure in the landscape: An archaeology of the photographic image. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

The Figure in the Landscape is an archaeology of modernity’s manuals of photography and the images produced by the photographers who read them. These texts demonstrate the formation of a subject and a system for the arrangement of knowledges particular to modernity. They reveal a subject who works to produce self and "landscape" by the manipulation of a cross-reference system. Photography is this system. The thesis argues that photography creates a space in which self and world are continually reproduced in a dynamic which actuates criticism and change.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Humanities
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Supervisor(s): Jones, Robin, O'Regan, Tom and McHoul, Alec
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/52797
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