Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This study of Foto-Auge (1929) is grounded on the approach of Franz Roh and aims to unlock the book’s meaning through an analysis of layout and visual sequence. This thesis also demonstrates how Foto-Auge proclaims photography’s ability not merely to record, but to disrupt any sense of reality in images.



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