History of Photography; A Cultural Hisory

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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For one or two semester courses in the History of Photography. A chronological history of photography ranging from the mediumrs"s beginnings to the present, with emphasis on the major inventions and image makers and the social and cultural settings in which photography flourished. 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.

Table of Contents

The Origins of Photography (to 1839) Before Photography Technological and Artistic Forebears
The Invention of Photographies Antoine Florence and the Question of Simultaneous Invention The Problem of Permanence: Wedgwood and Davy
The Sun Writing of Niepce
The Collaboration of Niepce and Daguerre Daguerre and the Latent
Image Responses to the Announcement of the Daguerreotype
Bayards Direct Positive Process
Herschels Photographic Specimens
Talbots Photogenic Drawing
The Politics of Invention Focus
The Stranger Philosophy and Practice
Natures Automatic Writing
The Second Invention of Photography (18391854)
The Second Invention Focus: Iron, Glass, and Photography
Talbot and The Pencil of Nature Bayard
The Doubting Camera Photography and the Sciences
The Microscope and the Telescope Biology Anthropology and Medicine Focus
Photography, Race, and Slavery Performing History?
The Dr. Morton Controversy Recording Events with the Camera War and Photography Imaging War Focus
The Mexican-American War British Conflicts in Asia Expeditionary and Travel
Photography Egypt and the Holy Land
The Historic Monuments Commission Portraiture and the Camera Coloring the Image
The Photography Studio Celebrity Photography
The Firm of Southworth and Hawes
The Calotype Portrait: Hill and Adamson Focus
The First Police Pictures? Photography and Fiction Philosophy and Practice: A Threat to Art?
The Expanding Domain (18541880)
The Stereograph
The Carte-de-Visite Photographic Societies, Publications, and Exchange
Clubs Art and Photography Art Reproduction
The Photographer and Fine Art High Art Photography Women Behind the Camera Women as Amateurs Portrait
Women as Professionals War and Photography
The Crimean War Roger Fenton Focus
The Valley of Death
The American Civil War
The Effect of the War on Photography Portrait
The Civil War and Remembrance Portrait
The War of the Triple Alliance, South America
The Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune Small Wars, Colonial Expansion,and Photography
India China Japan Photography in the Middle East Topographical Surveys and Photography
The Abyssinian Campaign, or the Maqdala Expedition Desire Charnay and Expeditionary Photography
The 49th Parallel Survey Government Surveys in the United States Photography and the Transcontinental Railway Timothy OSullivan and Survey
Photography Preservation of the Wilderness: Yellowstone and Yosemite War and the Photography of Native Americans
The Modoc War
The Fort Laramie Treaty Little Big Horn Photography and Science
Medical Photography Photomicrography and Astronomical
Photographs Photographic Studies of Human Expression
Photography and the Social Sciences Ethnographic Studies and Display Orientalism
Dying Cultures Popularizing Ethnic and Economic Types Philosophy and Practice: Superseded
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