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Postcards : ephemeral histories of modernity

Author: David Prochaska; Jordana Mendelson
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2010.
Series: Refiguring modernism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines postcards as images that are carriers of text, and textual correspondence that circulate images across boundaries of class, gender, nationality and race. Discusses issues concerning the concrete practices of production, consumption, collection and appropriation"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Postcards
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postcards.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)971575054
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Prochaska; Jordana Mendelson
ISBN: 9780271035284 0271035285
OCLC Number: 367422770
Description: xix, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 28 cm.
Contents: Cartes postales: representing Paris 1900 / Naomi Schor --
Postcards and the invention of old Amsterdam around 1900 / Nancy Stieber --
Correspondence here: real photo postcards and the snapshot aesthetic / Rachel Snow --
Postcards to the front: John Heartfield, George Grosz, and the birth of avant-garde photomontage / Andrés Mario Zervigón --
Ambivalent utopia: Franz Marc and Else Lasker-Schüler's primitivist postcards / Kimberly A. Smith --
Colonial collecting: French women and Algerian cartes postales / Rebecca J. DeRoo --
Presenting people: the politics of picture postcards of Palestine/Israel / Annelies Moors --
Exhibiting the museum / David Prochaska --
Outward and visible signs: postcards and the art-historical canon / Ellen Handy --
Les plus belles cartes postales (1933) / Paul Éluard, with an introduction by Elizabeth B. Heuer --
Main street looking north from courthouse square (1948) / Walker Evans, with an introduction by Elizabeth B. Heuer --
Love your Panzer Corps: rediscovering the wartime poem postcard / Cary Nelson --
Postcard to Moscow / John O'Brian --
Views of the ordinary and other scenic disappointments / Timothy Van Laar.
Series Title: Refiguring modernism.
Responsibility: edited by David Prochaska and Jordana Mendelson.
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