Victor Burgin – The Camera: Essence and Apparatus

$49.00

Victor Burgin is one of the most influential artists and writers working today. He came to prominence as a key figure in the Conceptual Art movement of the late 1960s. After turning to photography in his artistic practice he produced a series of groundbreaking theoretical essays that drew on semiotics, psychoanalysis and feminism in order to think through the ideological role of photographs in the production of beliefs and values, and in the understanding of memory, history, subjectivity and space. This collection brings together for the first time Victor Burgin’s writings related specifically to the camera, following the shifts and nuances in his thinking over nearly five decades. Moreover, it allows us to chart the evolution of what the camera was and is, and how its affects are to be understood.

260 pages, soft cover with flaps, 22.8 x 14 cm, MACK (London).