Photography: A Cultural History

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Photography - 544 pages
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For one or two semester courses in the History of Photography. "Mary Warner Marien has constructed a richer and more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography than has previously been available. Her comprehensive survey shows compellingly how photography has sharpened, if not altered forever, our perception of the world." The book was written to introduce students to photography. It does not require that students possess any technical know-how and can be taught without referring to techniques in photography. Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, the text surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium's long-term multifold developments and see the historical and intellectual contexts in which photographers lived and worked. It also provides a unique focus on contemporary photo-based work and electronic media.
 

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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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