The ongoing moment
1st American ed.
In his most recent book, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he does not even own a camera. With characteristic perver-sity-- and trademark originality-- Dyer has now come up with an idiosyncratic history of . . . photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways in which such canonical figures as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Andre Kerte sz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston, among others, have photographed the same things (barber shops, benches, hands, roads, and signs, for example). In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers-- many of whom never met-- constantly encounter one another. Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. It is the most ambitious example to date of a form of writing that Dyer has made his own: the nonfiction work of art.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||609d7671-9e16-31bc-c1f3-705127c50b55|
|Grouping Title||ongoing moment|
|Grouping Author||dyer geoff|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-01 01:10:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-18 04:22:18AM|
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|item_details||ils:.b26078272|.i74569326|EPL Non-Fiction|770 DYER, GEOFF|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epnf|||
|local_callnumber_englewood||770 DYER, GEOFF|
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b26078272|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Pantheon Books,||xii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.|
|subject_facet||Photography -- Popular works, Photography -- United States -- History, Popular works|
|title_display||The ongoing moment|
|title_full||The ongoing moment / Geoff Dyer|
|title_short||The ongoing moment|