The following have either been of use to me as existing books in my collection, or have been specially acquired for this course. I will add to this as I progress. Essential reading from the course reading list is in bold text.

Text books:

Arden, P. (2006) Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite. London: Penguin.

Barthes, R. (1980) Camera Lucida. London: Vintage.

Bate, D. (2009) Photography: The Key Concepts. London: Bloomsbury.

Benjamin, W (1972) A Short History of Photography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Berger, J (1972) Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin.

Berger, J. (2013) Understanding a Photograph. London: Penguin.

Bertens, H. (1995) The Idea of the Postmodern: A History. Abingdon: Routledge.

Bordieu, P. (1996) Photography: A Middle-Brow Art. Oxford: Blackwell.

Bronfen, E. (1992) Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Bull, S. (2010) Photography. Abingdon: Routledge.

Cartier-Bresson, H. (2004) The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers. Woking: Aperture.

Cotton, C (2009) The Photograph as Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson.

Clarke, G. (1997) The Photograph: A Visual and Cultural History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Debord, G. (1992) The Society of the Spectacle. London: Rebel Press.

Dyer, G. (2012) The Ongoing Moment. London: Canongate.

Garrett, J. (1990) The Art of Black and White Photography. London: Mitchell Beazley.

Hall, S. (2012) This Means This, This Means That: A User’s Guide to Semiotics. London: Laurence King.

La Grange, A. (2005) Basic Critical Theory for Photographers. Burlington: Focal Press.

Lewis, D. and Ward, A. (1992) Publishing Photography. Dewi Lewis Publishing.

Poster, M. (ed.) (1988) Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings. Oxford: Blackwell.

Sontag, S. (1977) On Photography. London: Penguin.

Wells, L. (2009) Photography: a Critical Introduction (4th ed). Abingdon: Routledge.

Williamson J. (2010) Decoding Advertisements: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising. London: Marion Boyars Publishers.

Woodward, K. (ed.) (2004) Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Ethnicity (2nd edition). London: Open University.

Photo books:

Angier, R (2007). Train Your Gaze. Lausanne: AVA.

Baker, S and Mavlian, S (eds.) (2014) Conflict – Time – Photography. London: Tate.

Erwitt, E. (2001) Snaps. London: Phaidon.

Eskildsen, U. (ed) (2008) Street & Studio. London: Tate.

Frank, R. (2008) The Americans. Gottingen: Steidl.

Higgins, J (2013). 21st Century Portraits. London: NPG.

Howarth, S and McClaren, S (eds.) (2010) Street Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson.

Lubben, K. (ed) (2011) Magnum Contact Sheets. London: Thames & Hudson.

Steichen, E. (ed) (2015) The Family of Man (60th Anniversary Edition). New York: MOMA.

Szarkowski, J. (2007). The Photographer’s Eye. New York: MOMA.


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