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War and photography : a cultural history

Author: Caroline Brothers
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Auth: Reuters correspondent, Theoretical approach.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Brothers
ISBN: 0415130999 9780415130998
OCLC Number: 37221057
Description: xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Photography, theory, history. --
Part I. Propaganda and myth: the combatants. --
2. The republican militiamen. --
3. Insurgent soldiers and moors. --
4. Women-at-arms. --
Part 2. The elusive ideal: the civilians. --
5. Semiology and the city at war. --
6. The anthropology of civilian life. --
Part III. Taboo, anxiety and fascination: the victims. --
7. Refugees and the limitations of documentary. --
8. Casualties and the nature of photographic evidence. --
9. If not about Spain ... 1930s Britain and France. --
10. Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf: photography in the age of the simulacral.
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This book breaks new ground in claiming photo- graphs as valid documentary sources for the historian. Brothers applies her argument with special reference to French and British newspaper images of  Read more...

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"Catalog Blurb."-Bulletin of Science, Technology & Science, June 2000 "" War and Photography breaks new ground in claiming photographs as valid documentry sources for the historian. Brothers Read more...

 
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