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Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Michael North


This book discusses the impact of mechanical recording on modern art and literature. Recording media, including photography and film, seemed to offer entirely new means of representation, neither linguistic nor pictorial, with both the usefulness of writing and the immediacy of sight. In particular, this book traces some of the more utopian projects to arise from this hope, including the Readie machine of Bob Brown, which was to turn stories and poems into strips of linguistic film. The influence of photography and film on the transatlantic avant garde is traced through three stages, from the ... More

Keywords: writing, Readie machine, Bob Brown, Eurgene Jolas, spectroscopic gayety, modern poetry, modern art, modern literature, fiction, new media

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173567
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael North, author
University of California, Los Angeles
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