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Exam 3 Study Guide Triparte Theory of the Sign: Charles Sanders Peirce Icon: a sign that creates meaning through similarity- it looks like what it refers to symbol : a sign that creates meaning through convention- it is socially agreed- understood in for what it refers to index : a sign that creates meaning through contingency or physical connection- it is the trace of its referent Photography and Photo cinema Themes Logic of photographic seeing o Machine Vision Objective clarity of detail Ability to see things never seen before because of the machine o Mechanical Reproduction – The photograph can be made over and over o Index of Light – The photograph is a light trace of actual reality Mass Culture Coherent and Constructed Subjects Photographic Truth Visual entertainments made visible but impossible to believe Daguerreotype: Louis Jacques unable to be reproduced latent development- image revealed through treatment with chemical solutions fixable image- no lover responsive to light Calotype: Henry fox Talbot produced a negative had texture of the paper on which it was printed thereby reducing detail Wet Plate Technology photograph exposed, developed, and fixed while it was wet more sensitivity to detail and value produced glass negatives Portraiture Coherent subject : the photograph reveals the inner self (Nadar, Eugene Delacroix) Constructed subject : the photograph produces the self Temporality of the photograph Captures and preserves the instantaneous moment Paradoxically preserves a moment that has already passed Constructed Meaning: Meaning is not intrinsic to the photograph, but is built in a variety of ways Denotative Meaning : Means what it records Connotative Meaning : Uses cultural and aesthetic codes to suggest or associate the image with something not shown Captions : Narrate the photograph and create a meaning Protocinema: Period of intense visual entertainments in the 19
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course ARS 102 taught by Professor Petersen during the Fall '06 term at ASU.

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