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A 'pariah in the world of art': Richter in Reverse Gear

Edwards, Stephen (2003). A 'pariah in the world of art': Richter in Reverse Gear. In: Green, D.; Lowry, J. and Campany, D. eds. Where is the Photograph? Brighton, UK: Photoforum, pp. 31–46.

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This book chapter draws on archival work, and posits a morphological link between 19th-century debates on photography and colour and some issues in post-conceptual art. I suggest that in the nineteenth century A.H. Wall and others developed an account of colouring on photographs that confirmed the photograph as a work of art on the condition that it became invisible. The essay traces the residues of this conception in the accounts of Gerhard Richter, John Baldassari and others.
A Spanish edition appeared in 2007

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-903796-08-3, 978-1-903796-08-5
Keywords: 19th century photography; colour photography; contemporary art; A.H. Wall
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Art History
Item ID: 8019
Depositing User: Stephen Edwards
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:00
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