camera lucida


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camera lucida

[¦kam·rə ′lü·səd·ə]
(optics)
An instrument having a peculiarly shaped prism or a system of mirrors, and often a microscope, which causes a virtual image of an object to be produced on a plane surface, enabling the image's outline to be traced.
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For good and bad, Camera Lucida long dominated theoretical reflection on photography; certainly its emphasis on medium specificity and traumatic subjectivity distracted many of us from the social-historical field of photography.
Comenzando por Salvador Elizondo, el objetivo de su Camera lucida sera superar una tradicion de muchas interrupciones, circunloquios y eufemismos (21) y esclarecer el ejercicio de la escritura a la luz de una interpretacion fotografica del mundo.
Punctum in Camera Lucida stresses the role of individual's perception or response to a photograph.
"Camera Lucida: Another Little History of Photography." The Meaning of Photography.
In these sections for each of these nuclei, the neurons, identified by the euchromatic nucleus having one or two nucleoli and Nissl substance in the cell body, were drawn on a translucent paper with the help of a camera lucida drawing tube using a 100x objective.
In Carol Mavor's estimation, their impact bruises us, leaving us "black and blue." In Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetee, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour, Mavor follows her variegated reflections on four works that leave her "black and blue," but she also touches on many many other works.
Diagrams were made with the help of a camera lucida. Photographs were taken with camera Olympus DP12.
1 Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida, pg 73, Farrar Straus and Giroux, NY, 1981.
His autobiography of sorts, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes was written in 1975, and Camera Lucida was published only in early 1980.
An emphasis is placed on the photographic medium, specifically via a reading of the Abu Ghraib torture photographs and Barthes' Camera Lucida (which serves as an "autobiographical elegy to his dead mother" [150]).
I am sure you recognize at least one of the following: chalk, slide rule, kymographs, camera lucida, or opaque projector.