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Photography And Its Origins

Author : Tanya Sheehan
ISBN : 9781317578963
Genre : Photography
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Recent decades have seen a flourishing interest in and speculation about the origins of photography. Spurred by rediscoveries of ‘first’ photographs and proclamations of photography’s death in the digital age, scholars have been rethinking who and what invented the medium. Photography and Its Origins reflects on this interest in photography’s beginnings by reframing it in critical and specifically historiographical terms. How and why do we write about the origins of the medium? Whom or what do we rely on to construct those narratives? What’s at stake in choosing to tell stories of photography’s genesis in one way or another? And what kind of work can those stories do? Edited by Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón, this collection of 16 original essays, illustrated with 32 colour images, showcases prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies. Their research cuts across disciplines and methodologies, shedding new light on old questions about histories and their writing. Photography and Its Origins will serve as a valuable resource for students and scholars in art history, visual and media studies, and the history of science and technology.
Category: Photography

The Real Thing

Author : Miles Orvell
ISBN : 9781469615370
Genre : History
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In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications of familiar objects reigned supreme and realism dominated artistic representation. Reacting against this genteel culture of imitation, a number of artists and intellectuals at the turn of the century were inspired by the machine to create more authentic works of art that were themselves "real things." The resulting tension between a culture of imitation and a culture of authenticity, argues Orvell, has become a defining category in our culture. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author, looking back on the late twentieth century and assessing tensions between imitation and authenticity in the context of our digital age. Considering material culture, photography, and literature, the book touches on influential figures such as writers Walt Whitman, Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Category: History

The Complete Letters Of Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9788026804628
Genre : Literary Collections
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Letters of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. These letters were arranged in six volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. Table of Contents: Volume I — Letters 1853-1866 Volume II — Letters 1867-1875 Volume III — Letters 1876-1885 Volume IV — Letters 1886-1900 Volume V — Letters 1901-1906 Volume VI — Letters 1907-1910 Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), quintessential American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Literary News

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ISBN : IOWA:31858045165176
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The United States Catalog

Author : Marion Effie Potter
ISBN : SRLF:A0009295759
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature