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Travels but that he did not own a camera With characteristic perversity and trademark originality The Ongoing Moment is Dyer's uniue and idiosyncratic history of photography Seeking to identify their signature styles Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evans Kertesz Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes The Ongoing P

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The Ongoing MomentReading The Ongoing Moment By Geoff Dyer Citybreakscheapcouk In his last 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 did not own a camera With character In his last 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

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[Reading] ➶ The Ongoing Moment By Geoff Dyer – Citybreakscheap.co.uk In his last 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 did not own a camera With characterDF or and objects benches hats hands roads In doing so Dyer constructs a narrative in which those photographers many of whom never met in their lives constantly come into contact with each other 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 non fiction work of art

Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham England in He was educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College Oxford He is the author of four novels Paris Trance The Search The Colour of Memory and most recently Jeff in Venice Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger Ways of Telling; five genre defying titles But Beautiful winner of a Somerset Maugham Prize.

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  • M. Sarki

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing Momentbook implored me to take notes as I read it From the very beginning I wanted to proclaim that Geoff Dyer had written a book that is so marvelous that I was shocked I haven't previously heard its praises sung by anyone else The fact that an accomplished writer who doesn't own a camera who has not taken pictures at all except as favors for intrusive tourists sorry they were mostly Japanese asking as they do for you to do this shallow deed for them and then going on to write o


  • Anthoney

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentWhat a beautiful book on photography It helped me get acuainted with photographs and its photographers helped me understand an art that I was unaware of Of course one is made aware of photography on a daily basis what will all the imageries from all the media we connect to experiencing photographs is almost a daily routine


  • Tosh

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentI tend to love books that dwell on a subject matter and ramble on afterwards Geoff Dyer's subject matter is photography and photographers Here he captures various moments by either European or likely American photographers at work The book really focuses on the works of Alred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evens André Kertész Edward Weston Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus and my personal fave William Eggleston A lot of these photographers have focused on the same subject matter or weird visions of Americana as it was found or happened Personally I have never come upon a photo of a landscape or a park that doesn't make me feel sad In a sense it's the passing of time or even death in certain situations What we have here is actually a very focused view on the photograph and its artists The one's I listed above I think you can get a clear picture no pun intended of what this book is about Very enjoyable read by a really good writer on a subject matter that i


  • Jimmy

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentA poetic meditation on photography that serves also as a history of photographic themes and concerns as well as of America itself the depression modernization transportation etc My feeling is that if you are a really serious photographer with your mind already made up about


  • Ruzz

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentI realize this book has found the hearts of many critics and artphotography pundits but on the whole i found it dry and the euivalent of artistic navel gazing Having said that I feel that way about most of the art world so it comes as no surprise i supposefor me the interesting threads were limited to discussion of the eponymous black coated man that keeps turning up in photos through the ages The decline of Stieglitz and his role in the photography world and relationship with Georgia O'KeefeAs well the womanizing of Edward Weston coupled with the twisted relationship to Stieglitz was compelling stuff It's rare to see any discussion of the model wife and the tiny competitions between photographers It's a shame the book spent so much time on park benches fences hats and the open road These may be valid issues for art students or professors or wanks in a gallery but make for pretty sleep inducing reading


  • Clare O&

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentThis book introduced me to many American photographers of the twentieth century many of whom I'd never heard of because I am a reader than seeker of photos Most of them are men and of some the author tells us that women threw themselves at this man wanting to be photographed often naked so it seems women had few ways of finding their own agency a


  • Sarah

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentThis book looks at the entire history of photography focusing mostly on pictures taken in the United States by Americans Of course since it’s a book by Geoff Dyer it isn’t your normal dry study of the art its fluid chapters focus on reoccurring images hats hands signs benches backs stairs etc that tie noted photographers together Alfred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evans Edward Weston Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus The result is


  • Jake Goretzki

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentPretty likabley self effacing and amateur in the proper sense of the word as he's clearly very expert Kind of anarchic too seeing hats and doors and barber shops as 'nodes' where one photographer meets another across generations I like his delivery friendly relatively unpretentious And for me personally it felt like an enjoyably wayward introduction to the who and what of overwhelmingly 20th century US photography But my that category It's the Emperor's New Clothes meets the Tulip bubble meets the Potemkin village I see a picture of a white picket fence They see sonething like The essential fence ness The sense that this fence was always there and will be always there yet isn't there And therein lies the paradox


  • Lazarus P Badpenny Esq

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentDyer follows up the best selling 'Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered' with an eually idiosyncratic and fascinating journey through the history of photography This is no straightforward chronology but rather Dyer has chosen to approach his theme via shared iconography and what can be learnt from different photographers’ approaches to the same subject matter By no means an academic study the book is brought to life by his perceptive criticism and revealing biographical anecdotes Hugely enjoyable


  • Peter

    Download Book ´ The Ongoing Moment Æ Paperback ½ Citybreakscheap The Ongoing MomentThe writing of Geoff Dyer is best taken in moments of repose and relaxation I read this book in two wildly differing circumstances one of intense work pressure and the second of no pressure and the book was only really enjoyable during the second period If you have a period of relaxation in