EMANATIONS The Art of the Cameraless Photograph
A unique exploration of the art of cameraless photography, this expansive book offers an authoritative and lavishly illustrated history of photographs made without a camera, along with a critical discussion of the practice.
This book reveals the myriad approaches artists have used to create photographic images using just paper or film and a source of radiation. It explores a range of practices, some of which have been in use since the dawn of photography, while others are entirely contemporary.
This book has more than 170 exquisitely reproduced works and a 25,000 word essay by Geoffrey Batchen, curator of the exhibition by the same name and same theme at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (29 Apr – 14 Aug 2016).
This major publication is co-published by Prestel/DelMonico books (Munich/New York) and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
An image by Len Lye features on the cover of the New Zealand edition and an image by Anna Atkins is on the cover of the international edition. Apart from the covers, the books are identical and the Govett-Brewster Shop holds stock of both editions.
Read this review by Natalya Hughes, Director of Photography, University of Technology Sydney.