Photography: A Cultural History

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Photography - 544 pages
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Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.
  

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Still a great book for reference purposes. Utilised this for three years through university and it was able to help me argue points and support ideas. Read full review

Review: Photography: A Cultural History

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Still a great book for reference purposes. Utilised this for three years through university and it was able to help me argue points and support ideas. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
Antoine Florence and the Question
7
Responses to
15
The Stranger
22
Iron Class
29
Biology
35
Recording Events with
44
Expeditionary and Travel
50
The National Geographic
220
The SpanishAmerican War
226
CHAPTER FIVE
235
Dada and After
242
Dada and Paris
249
Experimental Photography
260
California Modern
268
Social Science Social Change
276

The Historic Monuments
56
Coloring the Image
64
CHAPTER THREE
81
The Photographer and Fine Art
87
Women Behind the Camera
93
War and Photography
99
Mathew Brady
106
The FrancoPrussian War
113
CHAPTER FOUR
165
Pictorialism
171
The PhotoSecession
179
The Nude and Pictorialism
186
Anthropological Pictorialism
192
Photography and
201
The Ideal City
208
TheXRay
214
Margaret BourkeWhite
284
The Common Man and
301
Constructed Realities 450 Glossary 513
326
The West and the Cold War
334
PostPhotography 398
7-12
Face Value 408
7-24
The Color of Concern 415
7-32
The Cambodian Genocide
7-48
Thinking Photography 433
7-54
Feminism and Postmodern
7-63
Looking at Children 470 Timeline 518
7-106
CHAPTER EIGHT
7-113
Photographic Practice
7-120
China 502
7-126
The Animal Kingdom 508
7-132
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About the author (2006)

Mary Warner Marien is a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York, where she teaches courses on photographic history as well as on art criticism and its history.

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