110 x 180 mm
The last book of the most famous French semiotician, Roland Barthes (1915–1980), is a remarkable text about photography, in which he goes beyond the semiotic starting points of his older texts, and the phenomenon of photography becomes his stimulus not only for a change in methodology, but, above all, for a deeper philosophical reflection. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (La chambre claire. Note sur la photographie, 1980) belongs to the basic works of the theory of photography, together with books by Susan Sontag, John Berger, Vilém Flusser and others, it sparked a new interest in photography as a cultural phenomenon in the early 1980s.
This book is a Czech translation of Barthes’ Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography.
About the Author
Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, essayist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. His work engaged in the analysis of a variety of sign systems, mainly derived from Western popular culture.
About the Publisher
Based in Prague, Éditions Fra is a publishing house focused on both Czech and translated prose, poetry, and essays. More than 200 books and authors. Petr Borkovec, Adéla Knapová, Jana Šrámková, Ladislav Šerý, Ivana Myšková, Viola Fischerová, Jakub Řehák, Jonáš Hájek, Kateřina Rudčenková, Ondřej Lipár, Kamil Bouška, Petr Král, Petr Zavadil, Martin Kubát, Guy Viarre, Dorota Masłowská, Jerzy Pilch, Michal Witkowski, Jean-Claude Izzo, Yasmina Reza, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Sylwia Chutnik, Roland Barthes, Vilém Flusser, and more.