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Signs and Images. Writings on Art, Cinema and Photography

Essays and Interviews, Volume 4

Last season, Seagull Books published the first three volumes in a new series collecting essays and interviews by the late French thinker Roland Barthes. This season they’ll bring the five-volume set to completion with the publication of “Masculine, Feminine, Neuter” and Signs and Images.

Signs and Images gathers pieces related to Barthes’ central concerns: semiotics, visual culture, art, cinema, and photography. It is a rare compilation of his articles on film criticism and reviews on art exhibitions. The volume features essays on Marthe Arnould, Lucien Clergue, Daniel Boudinet, Richard Avedon, Bernard Faucon, and many more.

Taken together, the five volumes in this series are a gift to Barthes’ many fans, helping to round out our understanding of this restless, protean thinker and his legacy.

168 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2016

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Table of Contents

Gromaire, Lurçat and Calder
Cinema, Right and Left
The Problem of Signification in Cinema
Review of Civilisation de l’Image
Visual Information
Dandyism and Fashion
The Civilization of the Image
Preface (Emmanuel Pereire Exhibition Catalogue)
The Marthe Arnould Exhibition
Visualization and Language (Interview)
Japan: The Art of Living, the Art of Signs (Interview)
What Is Good
Like That (On Some Photographs by R. Avendon)
On Some Photographs by Daniel Boudinet
Colouring, Degree Zero
Bernard Faucon
The Interval (On the Japan exhibition)
There Is No Man (On The Brontë Sisters Film)
Note on an Album of Photographs by Lucien Clergue

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