Metaphor introduces a way to look at fine art photographs by recognizing their inherent symbolic content in order to connect with the greater idea that lies behind each one. The book describes how featured photographers used characteristic elements inherent in photography to convey their vision, and how the viewer can, in turn, unveil that meaning- revealing the intelligence behind these images. The book aids the reader in discovering the universal nature of what is expressed, communicating to all people through a connection with their own experiences.
The authors offer valuable tools for appreciating the art of visual communication in fine art photographs - tools that may inspire you to look at the world in a different way. By taking the time to study an image and discover its elements, along with the underlying metaphor, you'll recognize a greater appreciation of photography and its value beyond the mere aesthetic pleasure of viewing it.
In this book, a focus is placed on early 20th century photographers, with discussions of their images as a means to demonstrate this approach.