Choose a theoretical reading from the list below, or propose one to me, and make work in response to it.

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1. Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, in “Illuminations” ed., Hannah Arendt

2. Walter Benjamin, “The Author as Producer”, in “Reflections” ed., Hannah Arendt

3. Roland Barthes, “The Rhetoric of the Image”, in “Image Music Text”

4. Roland Barthes, “The Photographic Message”, in “Image Music Text”

5. Roland Barthes, “The Death of the Author” in “Image Music Text”

6. Roland Barthes, “Camera Lucida” Amazon

7. Baudrillard, “Simulacra and Simulation

7. Susan Sontag, “On Photography” Amazon

8. Susan Sontag “Regarding the Pain of Others” Amazon

9. Vilem Flusser, “Towards a Philosophy of Photography” Amazon

10. Michael Fried, “Art and Objecthood” Amazon

11. Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces: Heterotopias

12. Martha Rosler, “In, Around, and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography)” in “The Contest of Meaning”, ed., Richard Bolton

13. Deborah Bright, “Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men: An Inquiry Into the Culture Meanings of Landscape Photography”, in “The Contest of Meaning”, ed., Richard Bolton

14. Allan Sekula, “The Body and the Archive” in “The Contest of Meaning”, ed., Richard Bolton (also in October, Winter 1986) Amazon

15. Allan Sekula, “Reading an Archive” from “Blasted Allegories”, ed., Brian Wallis

16. Christopher Phillips, “ The Judgment Seat of Photography” in “The Contest of Meaning”, ed., Richard Bolton Amazon

17. Walter Benjamin, “A Short History of Photography”, in “Classic Essays on Photography”, ed., Alan Trachtenberg

18. Andre Bazin, “The Ontology of the Photographic Image”, in “Classic Essays on Photography”, ed., Alan Trachtenberg

19. Siegfried Kracauer, “Photography” in “Classic Essays on Photography”, ed., Alan Trachtenberg

20. Hubert Damisch, “Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image” in “Classic Essays on Photography”, ed., Alan Trachtenberg Amazon

21. Craig Owens, “Photography En Abyme”, in “Beyond Recognition” Amazon

22. Craig Owens, “The Discourse of Others: Feminism and Postmodernism”, in “Beyond Recognition”

23. Douglas Crimp, “Pictures” October, Volume 8, 1979, also in “Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation”, ed., Brian Wallis

24. John Szarkowski, “Mirrors and Windows” Amazon

25. Rosalind Krauss, “Notes on the Index: Part 1 and Part 2” in “The Originality of the Avant – Garde and other Modernist Myths” Amazon

26. Laura Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” in “Visual and Other Pleasures”

Sontag On Photography
Barthes Camera Lucida
Art in the age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
Hyperreality By Jean Baudrillard
Society of the Spectacle
Guy DeBord

Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation Edited by Brian Wallis David R. Godine Inc, ISBN # 0-87923-632-9

Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes

Blasted Allegories An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists Edited by Brian Wallis MIT Press ISBN # 0-262-73086-3

The Originality of the Avante-Garde and Other Modernist Myths By Rosalind Krauss MIT Press ISBN # 0-262-61046-9

Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture Edited By Russel Ferguson, William Olander, Marcia Tucker and Karen Fiss with a photographic sketchbook by John Baldessari MIT Press ISBN # 0-262-06125-2

Art After Philosophy and After Collected Writings Edited by Gabriele Guerico Forward By Jean-Francois Lyotard MIT Press ISBN # 0-262-11157-8

The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era by William Mitchell ISBN # 0-262-13286-9 (c) 1992 MIT press *

Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936)
Douglas Crimp "The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism" (1980)
Krauss - the Originality of the Avante Garde and other Modernist myths
Uelsmann Post visualization
Barthes punctum and dictum
Sontag snapshot
Greenberg modernism
Berger ways of seeing
Pictures from Art after modernism

Books:
Photography by Liz Wells (Editor)

In Our Own Image
by Fred Ritchin, Aperture Press 1990