The Nineteenth-century Visual Culture Reader

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Vanessa R. Schwartz, Jeannene M. Przyblyski
Psychology Press, 2004 - Art - 405 pages
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This Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings about the nineteenth century, a key period in contemporary discussion of visual culture.

Exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising the editors suggest that 'modernity' rather than 'modernism' is a valuable way of understanding the changes particular to the visual culture of the time, and they investigate a variety of nineteenth-century images, technologies and visual experiences.

With three specially-written essays about definitions of visual culture as an object of study, the book examines genealogies and introduces key writings about culture from writers living in the nineteenth century itself or from those who scrutinized its visual culture from early in the twentieth century such as Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer.

The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader is organized around key themes:

* technologies of vision
* practices of display and the circulation of images
* cities and the built environment
* visual representations of the past#
* visual representations of catagories of racial, sexual and social differences
* spatial configurations of inside and out, private and public.

Selections include well-known authors and new research by younger scholars to produce a well-balanced and comprehensive collection.

 

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Contents

Vanessa R Schwartz and Jeannene M Przyblyski
3
Margaret Cohen and Anne Higonnet
15
Michael L Wilson
26
PART
35
Shawn Michelle Smith
37
Georg Simmel
51
Siegfried Kracauer
60
PART THREE
71
David Henkin
194
Judith Walkowitz
205
David
211
Jennifer Watts
218
promotional booklet 1895
224
PART
233
Maurice Samuels
238
Kirk Savage
264

Gisele Freund
79
Karl Marx
91
Wolfgang Schivelbusch
92
Tom Gunning
100
PART FOUR
115
James R Ryan
145
Erika Rappaport
151
PART FIVE
165
T J Clark
178
and a Brother? c 1837
266
PART SEVEN
287
Eric Ames
313
Marcus Verhagen
327
Lisa Tickner
341
Debora L Silverman
371
Index
393
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Jeannene Przyblyski is the founder and executive director of the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets, an alternative arts project.

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