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Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900

Author: Corey Keller; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.; Graphische Sammlung Albertina.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; New Haven : in association with Yale University Press, ©2008.
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"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Explores nineteenth-century photography's impact on science and popular culture. Includes reproductions of nearly 200 vintage photographs and scholarly essays by exhibition curator Corey Keller, cultural historian Jennifer Tucker, and film historian Tom Gunning"--Provided by Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brought to light.
[San Francisco] : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608910079
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Keller; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.; Graphische Sammlung Albertina.
ISBN: 9780300142105 0300142102
OCLC Number: 223872835
Notes: Exhibition held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 11, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009 and at the Albertina Vienna, Mar. 20, 2009-June 6, 2009.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Sight unseen: picturing the invisible / Corey Keller --
The social photographic eye / Jennifer Tucker --
Invisible worlds, visible media / Tom Gunning --
"Almost a game of chance": Josef Maria Eder and scientific photography / Maren Gröning. Lenders to the exhibition --
Director's foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Sight unseen: picturing the invisible --
The social photographic eye --
Invisible worlds, visible media --
"Almost a game of chance": Josef Maria Eder and scientific photography --
Plates --
Microscopes --
Telescopes --
Motion studies --
Electricity and magnetism --
X-rays --
Spirit photography --
Selected bibliography --
Catalogue of the exhibition.
Responsibility: edited by Corey Keller ; with essays by Jennifer Tucker, Tom Gunning, Maren Gröning.
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