A History of Light: The Idea of Photography by Junko Theresa Mikuriya

By Junko Theresa Mikuriya

while used to be images invented, in 1826 with the 1st everlasting picture? If we go away from the technologically orientated bills and view images as a philosophical discourse an alternate historical past appears to be like, one that examines the human impulse to reconstruct the photographic or "the evoking of light”. it is value during the background of principles is explored through the Platonic Dialogues, Iamblichus' theurgic writings, and Marsilio Ficino's texts.

This substitute heritage isn't really a substitute of different narratives of photographic historical past yet particularly deals a manner of rethinking photography's ontological instability.

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