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Author Mikuriya, Junko Theresa, author
Title A history of light : the idea of photography / Junko Theresa Mikuriya
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  TR183 .M55 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020112653
Descript ix, 176 pages ; 25 cm
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Note When was photography invented? In 1826 with the first permanent photograph? If we depart from the technologically oriented accounts and consider photography as a philosophical discourse an alternative history appears, one which examines the human impulse to reconstruct the photogogic or "the evoking of light". The significance of the photagogic throughout the history of ideas is explored via the Platonic Dialogues, Iamblichus' theurgic writings, and Marsilio Ficino's texts. This alternative history is not a replacement of other narratives of photographic history but rather offers a way of rethinking photography's ontological instability.-- Cover page 4
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-168) and index
Plato's Allegorical Camera-cave -- Plato's Chora and the Uneasy Place of Photography -- Iamblichus's Receptacle of Light -- Photographing the Divine: Philotheos of Batos -- Marsilio Ficino: Light and Photosensitivity
Subject Photography -- Philosophy
Photography -- Philosophy. fast (OCoLC)fst01061781
Ficinus, Marsilius 1433-1499 gnd
Iamblichus Chalcidensis 250-325 gnd
Plato v427-v347 gnd
Fotografie gnd
Licht gnd
Philosophie gnd
Licht gnd
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