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(T)races of Louis Agassiz : photography, body and science, yesterday and today = rastros e raças de Louis Agassiz : fotografía, corpo e ciencia, ontem e hoje

Author: Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado; Sasha Huber
Publisher: [São Paulo] : [Capacete], [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents in an original way part of the Louis Agassiz's Brazilian photographic collection. Created in Rio de Janeiro and Manaus during the Thayer Expedition in 1865-1866. The book gathers artists, curators, photographic historians, anti-racist activists, in examining a series of 19th century racial photographs. This book reflects upon how images associated to thoroughly outdated beliefs and scientific knowledge  Read more...
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Named Person: Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado; Sasha Huber
ISBN: 9788563537027 8563537024
OCLC Number: 671530971
Language Note: In English and Portuguese.
Notes: "Published by Capacete Entretenimentos on the occasion of the 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010"--Page 189.
Description: 189 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map, portrait ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Traces of Louis Agassiz
Races of Louis Agassiz
Rastros e raças de Louis Agassiz :
Responsibility: Maria Helena P.T. Machado & Sasha Huber.

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Presents in an original way part of the Louis Agassiz's Brazilian photographic collection. Created in Rio de Janeiro and Manaus during the Thayer Expedition in 1865-1866. The book gathers artists, curators, photographic historians, anti-racist activists, in examining a series of 19th century racial photographs. This book reflects upon how images associated to thoroughly outdated beliefs and scientific knowledge continue to haunt not only visual culture but also the politics of memory.

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