Making it up : photographic fictions / Marta Weiss.

Weiss, Marta Rachel, 1974- [Browse]
  • London : Thames & Hudson : V&A, 2018.
  • ©2018
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.


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"The 'V&A Photography Library' is a new series of accessible, introductory volumes to the key themes, works, objects and individuals in photography, illustrated with unprecedented access to the V&A's photography collection, the oldest held by a public museum and one of the largest and finest in the world, now expanded with acquisitions from the Royal Photographic Society collection. Written by Marta Weiss, Assistant Curator of Photographs at the V&A, and publishing to coincide with the launch of the V&A's new Photography Centre in autumn 2018, 'Making it Up' shows how, throughout its history, photography has been used to depict fiction as well as fact. With c. 100 photographs supported by extended commentaries and an introduction of about 1,500 words, Making It Up illustrates that, though we often recognize the staged, constructed or the tableau as a feature of contemporary art photography, this way of working is almost as old as the practice itself. Presenting work from the earliest through to the most contemporary of photographers, Making It Up puts paid to the fallacy that `the camera never lies', proving that quite the opposite may be true. Remarkable in themselves, these photographic fictions, whether created by early practitioners such as Lewis Carroll or Roger Fenton, internationally renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, or contemporary figures such as Hannah Starkey and Bridget Smith, find new and intriguing relevance in our so-called "post-truth" age." -- provided by publisher.
  • "With 146 illustrations."
  • "Published to accompany the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 12 October 2018"--Title page verso.
  • "First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Thames & Hudson [...] in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London." -- title page verso.
  • Designed by Loose Joints, London-based design studio and publisher.
  • Photographers include: Keith Arnatt ; Richard Avedon ; Emma Barton ; Walter Bird ; Oliver Boberg ; Leonida Caldesi ad Mattia Montecchi ; Julia Margaret Cameron ; W.G. Campbell ; Robert Thompson Crawshay ; Gregory Crewdson ; Gohar Dashti ; F. Holland Day ; Mary Dillwyn ; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) ; James Elliott ; Roger Fenton ; Charles Furne and Henri Tournier ; Philippe Halsman ; Anne Hardy ; Clementina, Lady Hawarden ; Tom Hunter ; Tess Hurrell ; Sarah Jones ; Gertrude Käsebier ; Frances Kearney ; William Henry Lake Price ; Martin Laroche ; John Dillwyn Llewelyn ; London Stereoscopic Company ; Angus McBean ; Rosaline Maingot ; William Maryland ; Duane Michals ; Pierre Molinier ; Trish Morrissey ; Vik Muniz ; Sidney Richard Percy ; Richard Polak ; O.G. Rejlander ; John Reynolds ; Henry Peach Robinson ; Roger Schall ; Cindy Sherman ; Yinka Shonibara MBE ; Bridget Smith ; Jo Spence and Rosy Martin ; Hannah Starkey ; Mitra Tabrizian ; William Henry Fox Talbot and Calvert Richard Jones ; Terry Towery and Timothy Eugene O'Tower ; John A. Walker and Carolyn Davies ; Maxine Walker ; Jeff Wall ; Wang Qingsong ; William Wegman ; Jan Wenzel ; Andy Wiener ; David Wilkie Wynfield ; Xin Danwen ; Madame Yevonde ; R.Y. Young.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 185) and index.
Making it up : photographic fictions by Marta Weiss -- Plates.
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  • 0500480370 ((hardcover))
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