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I made a big mistake in buying this book thinking it would give me a deeper understanding of photography and the motives behind
on 13 November 2014
Sheer gobbledegook. I made a big mistake in buying this book thinking it would give me a deeper understanding of photography and the motives behind great photographers.
Maybe it can do that for some people but I'm not one of them. All it did was twist my head in knots with it's undecipherable language and obtuse terminology. As far as I'm concerned most of it is unreadable... and most of my copy remains unread.
This book isn't about photography, it's about politics, philosophy and the fashion of ideas.
If you want to cultivate sophisticated friends who may be impressed by the contents of your bookcase then this is one to sit next to Oswald Spenglers "Decline of the West."
If you're into photography buy something else.