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The corporate eye : photography and the rationalization of American commercial culture, 1884-1929

Author: Elspeth H Brown
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Series: Studies in industry and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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She concludes that the goal uniting the various forms and applications of photographic production in that era was the increased rationalization of the modern economy through a set of interlocking  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elspeth H Brown
ISBN: 9780801889707 0801889707
OCLC Number: 183264015
Notes: Originally published in 2005.
Awards: Winner of PROSE Award for Business, Management and Accounting 2006 (United States)
Description: viii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The physiognomy of American labor : photography and employee rationalization --
Industrial choreography : photography and the standardization of motion --
Engineering the subjective : Lewis W. Hine's work portraits and corporate paternalism in the 1920s --
Rationalizing consumption : photography and commercial illustration.
Series Title: Studies in industry and society.
Responsibility: Elspeth H. Brown.

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