Photography: A Cultural History

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Laurence King, 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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Marien (fine arts, Syracuse Univ.) winnows the abundant photographic production of the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries to harvest a concise and essential chronology of the medium's technologies ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER FOUR
311
V
314
of Photography
317
Controversy 42
324
Daguerre and the Latent Imaging War 46
363
of the Daguerreotype 15 Photography 50
372
Talbots Photogenic Portraiture and the Camera 61
380
and Hawes 68
386
The National Geographic 220
536
The SpanishAmerican War 226
542
CHAPTER FIVE
551
Dada and After 242
558
Dada and Paris 249
565
Experimental Photography
575
California Modern 268
584
Social Science Social Change
592

CHAPTER THREE
397
The Photographer and Fine Art 87
403
Women Behind the Camera 93
409
War and Photography 99
415
Mathew Brady 106
422
The War of the Triple Alliance
428
Photography and Science 143
459
Ethnographic Studies
468
i
473
Lewis Carrolls Photographs
477
the Modern
481
Pictorialism 171
487
The PhotoSecession 179
495
The Nude and Pictorialism 186
502
Anthropological Pictorialism 192
508
Photography and
517
The Ideal City 208
524
The XRay 214
530
Margaret BourkeWhite 284
600
Transforming the Social
603
CHAPTER
623
Mexico 316
631
Asia 323
639
Shornei Tomatsu 329
648
Photography in Art 364
680
CHAPTER SEVEN
703
Photography Nature
710
Everything Old is New Again 401
717
Face Value 408
724
The Color of Concern 415
7-37
The Cambodian Genocide
7-48
Thinking Photography 433
7-55
Feminism and Postmodern
7-66
Constructed Realities 450
7-72
Looking at Children 470
7-92
GlobalLocal 499
7-121

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About the author (2006)

Mary Warner Marien teaches at Syracuse University where she worked closely with William Fleming on the previous edition of ARTS and IDEAS. She is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, and essays on these and other subjects. Her book, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ITS CRITICS: A CULTURAL HISTORY was named one of the two best books in photographic history for 1997. She recently completed PHOTOGRAPHY: A CULTURAL HISTORY (2002), a new survey of the history of photography, with special emphasis on contemporary global practice. Her current research project is an investigation of the women's movement in the late twentieth-century and its relationship to feminist art and art theory.

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