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Wood, John 1947 January 2-

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America and the daguerreotype( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eight essays that accompany the images, leading art, photographic, and social historians provide diverse and perceptive readings of the role that the daguerreotype played in shaping America's self-image. Editor John Wood addresses the American portrait, David Stannard writes on sex and death in the daguerreotype, Peter Palmquist reviews the role of daguerreotypes in the settlement of the American West, John Stilgoe discusses landscape and daguerreotypes, Dolores Kilgo offers an alternative aesthetic to daguerreotypes, John Graf focuses on the militia as a social institution depicted visually in nineteenth-century America, Brooks Johnson deals with daguerreian images of Americans at work, and Jeanne Verhulst reveals how modern-day artists have revived the daguerreotype
The art of the autochrome : the birth of color photography by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photo-historian John Wood (The Daguerreotype) here resonantly portrays a "more gracious naive" era in the art and craft of photography by focusing on turn-of-the-century photographers like Stieglitz, Steichen, Clarence White and Heinrich Kuhn, who employed autochrome, a particularly luminous starch-dye and glass-plate photographic color process. First presented in Paris in 1904 by the Lumiere brothers, autochrome has a nuance and fragility that seems to impose its own aesthetic on practitioners. In one example of the 75 included, Karl Struss's 1910 work, Boardwalk, L.I., has a charm that eludes today's more glaring standards, in part, perhaps, because the muted softness inherent in the process mitigates the bright sunlight indicated by the numerous raised parasols. Wood's smart text also explains how the Photo-Secessionists, in their artistic and literary ferment, later rejected autochrome. Factual and evocative "Notes on the Plates" (far removed from their subjects by the antic tyranny of picture book design) would have benefited from same-page placement, thus enlightening--without distracting--the fortunate viewer
The scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photography by John Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too often, photographic historians have given credit to the calotype for establishing our sense and standard of the photographic, when in reality it was the daguerreotype that first taught us how to see photographically, taking us beyond portraiture to a standard for scenic images that is still with us today. Here is the first study of scenic daguerreotypes from around the world and the largest assemblage of them ever to be presented in book form. Contending that L.J.M. Daguerre was at the forefront of the romantic revolution, Wood discusses Daguerre's work in the context of John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, and Caspar David Friedrich. He also draws parallels between early landscape photography, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and William Gilpin's notions of the picturesque, which influenced both travel and the way nineteenth-century men and women began to view the landscape around them. Wood's selection of more than a hundred images presents the best surviving examples of the scenic daguerreotype. They include views of the Acropolis, Egypt, and China, of mountains and Alpine scenery, of Pompeii, Venice, and the temples of Rome, of the California Gold Rush and other American scenes, plus daguerreotypes from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Martinique, and Brazil
The Daguerreotype : a sesquicentennial celebration by John Wood( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the dark chamber : the art of the American daguerreotype by Merry A Foresta( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographic arts by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood's fresh use of the diaries and journals of gold field miners and his penetrating vision of the near extermination of indigenous peoples - "the American holocaust"--Enable him to contrast between the reality and the mythology manifested in the faces of the photographed participants
Poems of sorrow by Luis González Palma( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemalan artist Luis Gonzalez Palma has gained widespread recognition over the past decade for his photo-based portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism, and humanity. The figures that inhabit Gonzalez Palma's mythic world-angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters-transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. He has said, 'I live in a country where there is mysticism and violence at the same time- where you are enjoying nature and the helicopters are flying overhead to bomb some region; where you know that as you are working, someone is being killed or someone is being baptized.' Yet Palma's landscape is not that of Guatemalan politics, but that of the soul, portrayed in both its beauty and its sorrow. --Publisher's Description
In primary light : poems by John Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wood is well known for his brilliant writing on the history of photography, but for many years he has also centered on his work as a poet, publishing in some of the very best magazines and gaining the deep admiration of many writers and poets. This book is testimony of his devotion to his craft - a fully realized, mature, and carefully constructed collection
Holding Venus by Keith Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animalerie by Jayne Hinds Bidaut( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents ninety photographs from Jayne Hinds Bidaut's "Animaleries" series. Accompanying the images is an essay by John Wood, who provides a critical appreciation of Bidaut's work. He establishes her connections to nineteenth-century photographers and naturalists, with whose work she shares affinities of both technique and subject matter. Wood describes why Bidaut chose to work in tintype and stereograph for her beautiful portraits of insects and Victorian-inspired nude studies. And he probes the nexus between art and moral statement that gives the images in Animalerie both poetry and potency."--Jacket
Selected poems, 1968-1998 by John Wood( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy code by Wouter Deruytter( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing : the new collectible art photography by Eyemazing Susan( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing magazine' has been at the vanguard of art photography journals for the past decade. Under the singular vision of its founder, Susan Zadeh, the award-winning magazine has championed the most collectible and daringly original art photography today. This book brings together work by 130 photographers that has appeared in 'Eyemazing' over the last ten years, including images by Michael Ackerman, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann, and Roger Ballen, and by emerging talents whose first international exposure has been in the magazine
The Clandestine mind : photographs by John Dugdale by John Dugdale( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and experience by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardens of DeCosse by Cy DeCosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of contemporary photography by John Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange genius( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America and the daguerreotype
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Wood, John 1947 Jan. 2-

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The art of the autochrome : the birth of color photographyThe scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photographyThe photographic artsPoems of sorrowIn primary light : poemsHolding VenusAnimalerieSelected poems, 1968-1998