Picturing Place

Author: Joan M. Schwartz


ISBN: 1417520744

Category: Human ecology

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Picturing America

Picturing America argues that photography is a prevalent practice of making places, determining how we situate ourselves in the world.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004385474

Category: Photography

Page: 282

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Picturing America argues that photography is a prevalent practice of making places, determining how we situate ourselves in the world. As a prime site of knowledge and change, it enacts our perception as well as transformative conception of American environments.
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Meaningful Places

Mitchell, William J. “Wunderkammer to World Wide Web: Picturing Place in the PostPhotographic Era.” In Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical ...

Author: Rachel McLean Sailor

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826354235

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era. Art historian Rachel Sailor points out that most photographers in the West were engaged in producing images for their local communities. These pictures didn’t just entertain the settlers but gave them a way to understand their new home. Photographs could help the settlers adjust to their new circumstances by recording the development of a place—revealing domestication, alteration, and improvement. The book explores the cultural complexity of regional landscape photography, western places, and local sociopolitical concerns. Photographic imagery, like western paintings from the same era, enabled Euro-Americans to see the new landscape through their own cultural lenses, shaping the idea of the frontier for the people who lived there.
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The Place of Many Moods

Ghasi forged critical conversations on the theme of picturing place, both within and between the visual and political worlds of the Udaipur court and the ...

Author: Dipti Khera

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691201849

Category: Art

Page: 232

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"India retains one of the richest painting traditions in the history of global visual culture, one that both parallels aspects of European traditions and also diverges from it. While European artists venerated the landscape and landscape paintings, it is rare in the Indian tradition to find depictions of landscapes for their sheer beauty and mood, without religious or courtly significance. There is one glorious exception: Painters from the city of Udaipur in Northwestern India specialized in depicting places, including the courtly worlds and cities of rajas, sacred landscapes of many gods, and bazaars bustling with merchants, pilgrims, and craftsmen. Their court paintings and painted invitation scrolls displayed rich geographic information, notions of territory, and the bhāva, or feel, emotion, and mood of a place. This is the first book to use artistic representations of place to trace the major aesthetic, intellectual, and political shifts in South Asia over the long eighteenth century. While James Tod, the first British colonial agent based in Udaipur, established the region's reputation as a principality in a state of political and cultural deterioration, author Dipti Khera uses these paintings to suggest a counter-narrative of a prosperous region with beautiful and bountiful cities, and plentiful rains and lakes. She explores the perspectives of courtly communities, merchants, pilgrims, monks, laypeople, and officers, and the British East India Company's officers, explorers, and artists. Throughout, she draws new conclusions about the region's intellectual and artistic practices, and its shifts in political authority, mobility, and urbanity"--
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Picturing Illinois

By picturing places just so, they asserted significance, capable of making even the most ordinary of things into spectacle, or near-spectacle.

Author: John A. Jakle

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252093944

Category: History

Page: 240

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At the outset of the twentieth century the debut of the American picture postcard incited widespread enthusiasm for collecting and sending postcard art that lasted decades. In Picturing Illinois, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle examine a diverse set of 200 vintage Illinois picture postcards revealing what locals considered captivating, compelling, and commemorable. They also interpret how individual messages impart the sender's personal perception of local geography and scenery. Jakle and Sculle follow the dialogue between urban Chicago and rural downstate, elucidating the postcard's significance in popular culture and the unique ways in which Illinoisans pictured their world.
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The Place of the Viewer

Like Talbot in Paris, Dickins in Rome took advantage of the location of his ... Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination (New York: ...

Author: Kerr Houston

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004400535

Category: Art

Page: 284

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In The Place of the Viewer, Kerr Houston offers a richly detailed chronological overview of art historians’ evolving attempts to account for the physical position of the viewer in discussing works of art.
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Picturing the Cosmos

Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination. I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd: London, 1–18. Scott, James C. 1998. Seeing Like a State: How Certain ...

Author: Iina Kohonen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783207442

Category: Art

Page: 132

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Picturing the Cosmos elucidates the complex relationship between visual propaganda and censorship in the Soviet Union in the Cold War period, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing from a comprehensive corpus of rarely seen photographs and other visual phenomena narrating the Soviet Union’s 1957 victory in the ‘Race for Space’, the author illustrates the media’s role in cementing the way for Communism whilst retaining top-secret information. Each photo is examined as a deliberate, functioning part of a specific political, ideological and historical situation that helped to anchor the otherwise abstract political and intellectual concepts of the future and modernization.
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Picturing Chinatown

... therefore , was usually seen in relation to other places and sites that ... the actual settlement of Chinatown , which made it a place worth picturing .

Author: Anthony W. Lee

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520225929

Category: Art

Page: 347

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Throughout European history, Jews have been associated with commerce and the money trade, rendered both visible and vulnerable, like Shylock, by their economic distinctiveness. This is the story of Jewish perceptions of this economic difference and its effect on modern Jewish identity.
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Photography and Cyprus

Picturing Place, Photography and the Geographical Imagination (pp. 195—225), London & New York: I.B.Tauris. Jeffrey, Ian (1986 [1981]).

Author: Liz Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000213386

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Formerly a British colony, the island of Cyprus is now a divided country, where histories of political and cultural conflicts, as well as competing identities, are still contested. Cyprus provides the ideal case study for this innovative exploration, extensively illustrated, of how the practice of photography in relation to its political, cultural and economic contexts both contributes and responds to the formation of identity. Contributors from Cyprus, Greece, the UK and the USA, representing diverse disciplines, draw from photography theory, art history, anthropology and sociology to explore how the island and its people have been represented photographically. They reveal how the different gazes- colonial, political, gendered, and within art photography- contribute to the creation of individual and national identities and, by extension, to the creation and re-creation of imagery of Cyprus as place. While Photography and Cyprus focuses on one geographical and cultural territory, the questions this book asks and the themes and arguments it follows apply also to other places characterized by their colonial heritage. The intriguing example of Cyprus thus serves as a fitting test-ground for current debates relating to photography, place and identity.
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An Applied Visual Sociology Picturing Harm Reduction

Risk assesses the whole area 2. Always wear gloves from the start of the procedure to the end 3. Never place your hands into an area you cannot see 4.

Author: Stephen Parkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317182054

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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Exploring the value of photography and video as legitimate forms of social enquiry, An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction constitutes a guidebook for conducting applied visual sociology within health related or social science research projects, providing a full account of the visual research journey and presenting a tested template for conducting theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research. Against the background of the growing popularity of visual methods, this book goes beyond using photographs for illustrative and descriptive purposes, to emphasise the importance of sociological, epistemological and analytical theory, together with methods of data collection and the presentation of images for applied purposes. As such, An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction offers a template for considering visual data as applied research, providing a full account of the manner in which visual methods can inform research and specific interventions, together with opportunities for students and practitioners to consider applied visual sociology in a series of practical or self-study tasks . It will therefore appeal not only to students and researchers involved in social and health-related qualitative research, or those seeking to conduct innovative visual projects within the social sciences, but also to scholars interested in research methods, visual ethnography and harm reduction approaches to drug use.
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Picturing Identity

For the Western Apaches, “wisdom sits in places”—all these places have stories and the places and stories together shape a Western Apache person's ...

Author: Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469640716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers and artists who employ a mix of written and visual forms of self-narration. Combining approaches from autobiography studies and visual studies, Wong argues that, in grappling with the breakdown of stable definitions of identity and unmediated representation, these writers-artists experiment with hybrid autobiography in image and text to break free of inherited visual-verbal regimes and revise painful histories. These works provide an interart focus for examining the possibilities of self-representation and self-narration, the boundaries of life writing, and the relationship between image and text. Wong considers eight writers-artists, including comic-book author Art Spiegelman; Faith Ringgold, known for her story quilts; and celebrated Indigenous writer Leslie Marmon Silko. Wong shows how her subjects formulate webs of intersubjectivity shaped by historical trauma, geography, race, and gender as they envision new possibilities of selfhood and fresh modes of self-narration in word and image.
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Picturing Canada

33 The regional picturebook that specifically delineates the particularities of place attempts to answer 'where is here' by explicitly linking place and ...

Author: Gail Edwards

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.
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Picturing Quantum Processes

So what is the actual content of (3.16)? It states that the composite process: process gl takes place while process g2 takes place, after process fi takes ...

Author: Bob Coecke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107104228

Category: Computers

Page: 868

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The unique features of the quantum world are explained in this book through the language of diagrams, setting out an innovative visual method for presenting complex theories. Requiring only basic mathematical literacy, this book employs a unique formalism that builds an intuitive understanding of quantum features while eliminating the need for complex calculations. This entirely diagrammatic presentation of quantum theory represents the culmination of ten years of research, uniting classical techniques in linear algebra and Hilbert spaces with cutting-edge developments in quantum computation and foundations. Written in an entertaining and user-friendly style and including more than one hundred exercises, this book is an ideal first course in quantum theory, foundations, and computation for students from undergraduate to PhD level, as well as an opportunity for researchers from a broad range of fields, from physics to biology, linguistics, and cognitive science, to discover a new set of tools for studying processes and interaction.
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Project Picturing Milwuakee Thurston Woods Pilot Study

PLACE. CREATES. SENSE. OF. COMMUNITY. For many, the word community implies some sense of cohesion or group identity. As time and economics rearrange the ...

Author: Arijit Sen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300488163

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 56

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"In the summer of 2012, students, scholar and affiliates of Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, worked with residents and community organizations from the Thurston Woods neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order to explore, document and examine historic buildings and cultural landscapes of this area."--P. 4.
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Picturing Peter Bogdanovich

It takes place in England, just as World War II is beginning. And Jennifer Jones is a plumber's niece. Her uncle sends her to fix a sink that's plugged up.

Author: Peter Tonguette

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813147321

Category: Performing Arts

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In 1971, Newsweek heralded The Last Picture Show as the "the most impressive work by a young American director since Citizen Kane." Indeed, few filmmakers rivaled Peter Bogdanovich's popularity over the next decade. Riding the success of What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973), Bogdanovich became a bona fide celebrity, making regular appearances in his own movie trailers, occasionally hosting late-night television shows, and publicly advocating for mentors John Ford and Howard Hawks. No director of his era surpassed his ability to capture an audience's imagination. In Picturing Peter Bogdanovich: My Conversations with the New Hollywood Director, journalist and critic Peter Tonguette offers a film-by-film analysis of the director's life and work. Beginning with a string of 1970s classics, Tonguette explores well-known films such as Saint Jack (1979), They All Laughed (1981), and Noises Off (1992), as well as the director's work on stage and television. Drawing on interviews conducted over sixteen years, Tonguette pairs his analysis with an extensive, previously unpublished series of Q&As with Bogdanovich. These exclusive interviews reveal behind-the-scenes details about the director's life, work, and future plans. Part memoir, part critical biography, this book offers a uniquely intimate portrait of one of Hollywood's most underappreciated directors.
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Picturing South Asian Culture in English

The Far Pavilions brings alive the north west of south Asia ; its place names , rivers ... where important parts of the story occur , the places are real .

Author: Tasleem Shakur


ISBN: 0954446305

Category: Asians in literature

Page: 199

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Picturing Indians

4 ( 1995 ) : 447–85 ; Joan M. Schwartz and James R. Ryan , “ Introduction : Photography and the Geographical Imagination , ” in Picturing Place ...

Author: Steven D. Hoelscher

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299226042

Category: History

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A landmark volume explores photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett's many-layered relationship with Wisconsin Dells Native peoples, the Ho-Chunk, places Bennett within the context of contemporary artists and photographers of American Indians, and examines the reception of this legacy by the Ho-Chunk. Simultaneous.
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Picturing the Bronze Age

The rock art in burial mounds is related to burials and would have been sealed in the mound after the burial had taken place, and this would transform its ...

Author: Johan Ling

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782978824

Category: Art

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Pictures from the Bronze Age are numerous, vivid and complex. There is no other prehistoric period that has produced such a wide range of images spanning from rock art to figurines to decoration on bronzes and gold. Fourteen papers, with a geographical coverage from Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, examine a wide range of topics reflecting the many forms and expressions of Bronze Age imagery encompassing important themes including religion, materiality, mobility, interaction, power and gender. Contributors explore specific elements of rock art in some detail such as the representation of the human form; images of manslaughter; and gender identities. The relationship between rock art imagery and its location on the one hand, and metalwork and networks of trade and exchange of both materials and ideas on the other, are considered. Modern and ancient perceptions of rock art are discussed, in particular the changing perceptions that have developed during almost 150 years of documented research. Picturing the Bronze Age is based on an international workshop with the same title held in Tanum, Sweden in October 2012.
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