Whittaker, E (2005) Heterotopia and the Camera of Reason; Foucault's Photography of Architecture. In: Spatial Practices: Photography, Video and architecture.

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Interest in theories of "power" and "knowledge" in the writing of Michel Foucault combined to produce paper which was first presented at Congress CATH, Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, in 2004 and then, in revised form, at "Spatial Practices" symposium University of the Arts Surrey. The paper was entitled; From Heterotopia to Camera of Reason: Foucault's Photography of Architecture and concerned post-utopian space as represented by survey and taxonomic photography, in particular the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher. As far as I am aware this was the first Foucaultian 'reading' of the Becher's corpus and constituted the cornerstone of my subsequent research which has involved both photography and writing.

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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
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