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Classic essays on photography

Author: Alan Trachtenberg; Amy R W Meyers
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Leete's Island Books, 1980. ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology gathers together 30 essays which embody the history of photography. Contributors include Daguerre, Niepce, Fox Talbot, Poe, Baudelaire, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, Weston, Barthes, and others. Their writings encompass the technical origin and development of the medium, the aesthetic perspective of many influential photographers, and the evolution of critical analysis of the photographic image.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Classic essays on photography.
New Haven, Conn. : Leete's Island Books, ©1980
(OCoLC)557825004
Online version:
Classic essays on photography.
New Haven, Conn. : Leete's Island Books, ©1980
(OCoLC)608876398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Trachtenberg; Amy R W Meyers
ISBN: 0918172071 9780918172075 091817208X 9780918172082
OCLC Number: 7149461
Description: xiii, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alan Trachtenberg --
pt. 1. The early nineteenth century--
Memoire on the heliography / Joseph Nicéphore Niepce --
Daguerreotype / Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre --
Report / Dominique François Arago --
A brief historical sketch of the invention of art / William Henry Fox Talbot --
The daguerreotype / Edgar Allan Poe --
Photography / Lady Elizabeth Eastlake --
pt. 2. Victorian debates --
The stereoscope and the stereograph / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The modern public and photography / Charles Baudelaire --
Idealism, realism, expressionism / Henry Peach Robinson --
Hints on art / Peter Henry Emerson --
pt. 3. Modern currents --
Social photography / Lewis Hine --
Pictorial photography / Alfred Stieglitz --
Photography ; Photography and artistic-photography / Marius De Zayas --
Is photography a new art? / Anonymous --
Photography ; Photography and the new god / Paul Strand --
Mechanism and expression / Franz Roh --
Photography / Laszlo Moholy-Nagy --
The age of light / Man Ray --
Seeing photographically / Edward Weston --
Photography at the crossroads / Berenice Abbott --
The reappearance of photography / Walker Evans --
pt. 4. Some recent themes and issues --
The centenary of photography / Paul Valéry --
A short history of photography / Walter Benjamin --
New reports and new vision : the nineteenth century / William M. Ivins, Jr. --
The ontology of the photographic image / André Bazin --
Photography / Siegfried Kracauer --
Rhetoric of the image / Roland Barthes --
Notes for a phenomenology of the photographic image / Hubert Damisch --
Understanding a photograph / John Berger.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Trachtenberg ; notes by Amy Weinstein Meyers.
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This anthology gathers together 30 essays which embody the history of photography. Contributors include Daguerre, Niepce, Fox Talbot, Poe, Baudelaire, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, Weston, Barthes, and others. Their writings encompass the technical origin and development of the medium, the aesthetic perspective of many influential photographers, and the evolution of critical analysis of the photographic image.

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