A History of Photography

This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography.

Author: William Johnson

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3836540991

Category: Photography

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From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400,000 images and negatives - among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others - as well as 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world. This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It provides in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now.
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The Photograph

Cecil Beaton and Gail Buckland , The Magic Image : The Genius of Photography
from 1839 to the Present Day ( London , 1975 ) , is an excellent source - book
and contains entries on a wide range of photographers . Peter Bunnell's A ...

Author: Graham Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842005

Category: Photography

Page: 247

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Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres
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The Body and the Lens

He traces images of the body--male and female, child and adult, nude and clothed--from the tintypes of anonymous itinerant photographers to the great classic works of the masters of the medium to the artistic experiments of today. 125 ...

Author: John Pultz

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015034254865

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Pultz explores various issues in photography by focusing on one of its greatest subjects--the human body. He traces images of the body--male and female, child and adult, nude and clothed--from the tintypes of anonymous itinerant photographers to the great classic works of the masters of the medium to the artistic experiments of today. 125 illustrations, 32 in color.
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Encyclopedia of nineteenth century photography

The History of Photography, From 1839 to the Present Day. New York: The
Museum of Modern Art, 1964. . The Daguerreotype in America. 3rd rev. ed. New
York: Dover Publications, 1976. Palmquist, Peter, ed., The Daguerreian Annual.

Author: John Hannavy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415972352

Category: Photography

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Collects entries on photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century with topics that include processes, equipment, styles, and debates.
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Architecture Transformed

Gathers photographs of interiors and exteriors, homes and office buildings, and churches and public buildings, and describes changes in photographic style

Author: Cervin Robinson

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 0262680645

Category: Photography

Page: 203

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Gathers photographs of interiors and exteriors, homes and office buildings, and churches and public buildings, and describes changes in photographic style
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Negative Positive

It is, in short, to deliberately repress her history as a practicing photographer
making commodities for sale within a ... 1969), 311–321, and Beaumont Newhall,
The History of Photography, from 1839 to the Present (New York: Museum of ...

Author: Geoffrey Batchen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000224764

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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As its title suggests, Negative/Positive begins with the negative, a foundational element of analog photography that is nonetheless usually ignored, and uses this to tell a representative, rather than comprehensive, history of the medium. The fact that a photograph is split between negative and positive manifestations means that its identity is always simultaneously divided and multiplied. The interaction of these two components was often spread out over time and space and could involve more than one person, giving photography the capacity to produce multiple copies of a given image and for that image to have many different looks, sizes and makers. This book traces these complications for canonical images by such figures as William Henry Fox Talbot, Kusakabe Kimbei, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, Seydou Keïta, Richard Avedon, and Andreas Gursky. But it also considers a number of related issues crucial to any understanding of photography, from the business practices of professional photographers to the repetition of pose and setting that is so central to certain familiar photographic genres. Ranging from the daguerreotype to the digital image, the end result is a kind of little history of photography, partial and episodic, but no less significant a rendition of the photographic experience for being so. This book represents a summation of Batchen’s work to date, making it be essential reading for students and scholars of photography and for all those interested in the history of the medium
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History of Photography

... Art History of Photography , 1974 ) Knight , Hardwicke , Photography in New
Zealand , A Social and Technical History , Dunedin , John McIndoe , 1971
Newhall , Beaumont , The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present , New
York ...

Author: Peter Turner


ISBN: STANFORD:36105003992240

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Photography and Its Origins

Init, Benjamin distinguishes photography from earlier, manual forms of image-
making based on photography«s ... of the most influential histories of
photography, Beaumont Newhall«s The History of Photography from 1839 to the
Present Day, ...

Author: Tanya Sheehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317578956

Category: Photography

Page: 238

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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.
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Mexican Suite

"Now this publication is available in English as Mexican Suite. Olivier Debroise and Stella de Sa Rego have revised this edition to include more current material and explanatory notes for an audience less familiar with Mexican history.

Author: Olivier Debroise

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292716117

Category: Photography

Page: 291

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"Now this publication is available in English as Mexican Suite. Olivier Debroise and Stella de Sa Rego have revised this edition to include more current material and explanatory notes for an audience less familiar with Mexican history. They have also eliminated some of the general history of photography and added more of the early history of photography in Mexico, as well as many new, previously unpublished images. The book is organized both chronologically and thematically, which allows viewer/readers to follow the evolution of major photographic genres and styles. Debroise also examines the role of photography in the development of modern Mexico and the influence of prominent foreign photographers such as Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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The Cultural Life of Images

'The photograph as an intersection of gazes: the example of National Geographic
' In L. Taylor (ed.), Visualizing Theory: Selected Essays from ... The History of
Photography: From 1839 to the present. London: Secker and Warburg. Olivier, L.

Author: Brian Leigh Molyneaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134546305

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Pictures are often admired for their aesthetic merits but they are rarely treated as if they had as much to offer as the written word. They are often overlooked as objects of analysis themselves, and tend to be seen simply as adjuncts to the text. Images, however, are not passive, and have a direct impact that engages attention in ways independent of any specific text. Advertising, entertainment and propaganda have realised the extent of this power to shape ideas, but the scientific community has hitherto neglected the ways in which visual material conditions the ways in which we think. With subjects including prehistoric artworks, excavation illustrations, artists' impressions of ancient sites and peoples and contemporary landscapes, photographs and drawings, this study explores how pictures shape our perceptions and our expectations of the past. This volume is not concerned with the accuracy of pictures from the past or directly about the past itself, but is interested instead in why certain subjects are selected, why they are depicted the way they are, and what effects such images have on our idea of the past. This collection constitutes a ground-breaking study in historiography which radically reassesses the ways that history can be written.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Newhall , B . History of photography from 1839 to the present day . New York
1950 . Balston , T . English wood - engraving 1900 - 50 . 1951 . Bland , D . The
illustration of books . 1951 , 1953 ( rev ) , 1962 ( rev ) . - A history of book
illustration .

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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A New History of Photography

Photography 1839-1937 : A Short Critical History , New York , Museum of Modern
Art , 1937 , reissued as The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day
, New York , 1949 . 5. RLécuyer , Histoire de la photographie , Paris , Baschet ...

Author: Michel Frizot

Publisher: Konemann

ISBN: UOM:39076001978142

Category: Photography

Page: 775

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A collection of entries that help chronicle the history of photography, explaining the different techniques that have been used and defining the common terms used in the field.
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Seizing the Light A Social History of Photography

English edition Janet Lloyd , transl . Cambridge and New York : Cambridge
University Press , 1987 . Mora , Gilles . Photo Speak : A Guide to the Ideas ,
Movements , and Techniques of Photography , 1839 to the Present . New York :
Abbeville ...

Author: Robert Hirsch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: UCSD:31822036319200

Category: Photography

Page: 480

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Contains images and commentary by hundreds of international artists.
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Photography 1900 to the Present

A Chronology of Photography ; a Critical Survey of the History of Photography as
a Medium of Art . Athens : Handbook Co. , 1972 . GERNSHEIM , HELMUT ... A
History of the Nude in Photographs , 1839 to the Present . New York : Harmony ...

Author: Diana Emery Hulick

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39076001923130

Category: Photography

Page: 363

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This unique book takes a thematic approach to twentieth century photography by focusing on the major developments of the 20-year periods into which the book is divided rather than on individual photographers. Photography 1900 to the Present presents excerpts from a cross-section of writers in the fields of photographic criticism and history on topics relevant to each period with the overview of each section providing a context for the art and culture of that era. The book also includes a timeline to exhibits, books, technical innovations, and professional organizations of each period. It also includes a bibliography of major periodicals dealing with 20th century photography. This enables readers to access current information on contemporary photographers. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in the evolution of 20th century art and photography and its impact on society.
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Faces of the Civil War

... noted in chronological order: Robert Taft, Photography and the American
Scene, A Social History, 1839‒1889 (1938; reprinted, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover
Books, 1964); Beaumont Newhall, The History of Photography: From 1839 to the
Present ...

Author: Ronald S. Coddington

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421410395

Category: History

Page: 280

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Before going off to fight in the Civil War, many soldiers on both sides of the conflict posed for a carte de visite, or visiting card, to give to their families, friends, or sweethearts. Invented in 1854 by a French photographer, the carte de visite was a small photographic print roughly the size of a modern trading card. The format arrived in America on the eve of the Civil War, which fueled intense demand for the convenient and affordable keepsakes. Considerable numbers of these portrait cards of Civil War soldiers survive today, but the experiences—and often the names—of the individuals portrayed have been lost to time. A passionate collector of Civil War–era photography, Ron Coddington became intrigued by these anonymous faces and began to research the history behind them in military records, pension files, and other public and personal documents. In Faces of the Civil War, Coddington presents 77 cartes de visite of Union soldiers from his collection and tells the stories of their lives during and after the war. The soldiers portrayed were wealthy and poor, educated and unschooled, native-born and immigrant, urban and rural. All were volunteers. Their personal stories reveal a tremendous diversity in their experience of war: many served with distinction, some were captured, some never saw combat while others saw little else. The lives of those who survived the war were even more disparate. While some made successful transitions back to civilian life, others suffered permanent physical and mental disabilities, which too often wrecked their families and careers. In compelling words and haunting pictures, Faces of the Civil War offers a unique perspective on the most dramatic and wrenching period in American history.
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Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle Leigh Raiford. Mirzoeff,
Nicholas. “The Shadow and the Substance: Race, Photography and the Index.” In
Only Skin Deep: ... The History of Photography, from 1839 to the Present Day.

Author: Leigh Raiford

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807882337

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.
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Out of the Darkroom

This book is about the least known, yet very fascinating part of the photographic industry, namely Photofinishing.

Author: Peter L. M. Rockwell

Publisher: Pl & Ev Rockwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123272853

Category: Photography

Page: 175

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This book is about the least known, yet very fascinating part of the photographic industry, namely Photofinishing. It converts images, be they digital or film, from the camera to print, greeting cards or other media. Ever since George Eastman introduced inexpensive films and cameras at the end of the nineteenth century, photography has been one of the most popular pastimes. Prior to that time, photography was very complicated not to mention expensive and very few people practiced it. Eastman realised that to popularise photography, a developing and printing service was required and he launched this with the slogan You press the button we do the rest . That was the beginning of the photofinishing industry, which is what the book is about. The book s first two chapters are a short history of photography from Daguerre and Fox Talbot in 1839 to the present day. Then there are 3 chapters about the technology of photofinishing, including minilabs and the digital age. These are followed by accounts of photofinishing in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Japan plus a short note concerning other countries. These chapters include many anecdotes, often by larger than life characters, which many people will find entertaining. Finally there is a chapter about photo labs and the environment. The book is written in an easy to read style combining interesting historical stories with descriptions of technology which are not widely known. It is aimed to appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, including happy snappers, serious photographers, people who have worked in the photofinishing industry and students. Not everyone will want to read every page of the book, but there is plenty to appeal to most people who have any interest in photography. For this reason alone it should make an attractive present. The authors, Peter Rockwell and Peter Knaack have spent much of their working lives in this very international industry and have inside knowledge of how it operates in many countries.
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A History of Women Photographers

The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day . New York : Museum of
Modern Art , 1949 ( rev . eds . , 1964 , 1982 ) . Hambourg , Maria Morris , and
Christopher Phillips . The New Vision : Photography Between the World Wars .

Author: Naomi Rosenblum

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215165841

Category: Photography

Page: 432

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In this landmark volume, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography) examines sympathetically the achievements of women in photography since its invention in 1839, and highlights society's failure to give them appropriate recognition. One research obstacle the author encountered was the 19th-century practice of men taking credit for work done by women. Here is work from 250 female camera artists, from Julia Margaret Cameron (b. 1815) to Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949), who, despite strong cultural resistance, mastered everything from early wet-plate views and portraits to 35 millimeter photojournalism, often initiating aesthetic and commercial improvements. Her chronicle of women's part in each era's artistic movements and media transitions, plus capsule biographies with an in-depth bibliography and index, make this a seminal reference work. The author's choice of 263 photographs seems to favor the esoteric, bringing to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.
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North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

Studying art in Paris, France, in the 1930s, Model stumbled into the beginnings of
her life as a photographer while searching for an income in the face of hardships
of the impending ... The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day.

Author: Jules Heller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135638894

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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