Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography (La Chambre claire : Note sur la Photographie)
Hiil and Wang, 1981.
Condition: Very Good - bound upside down
First US Edition
Seminal essay on photography by the French philosopher and critic, Roland Barthes, examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind. Item #24953