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The perfect medium : photography and the occult

Author: Clément Chéroux; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique characteristic of photography has always been its ability to record the visible and material world with both truth and accuracy. From the 1860s onward, photography has also been enlisted to provide proof of the immaterial: auras and apparitions; séances and levitations; transfigurations and the spirits of the deceased. The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult examines the rich and complex history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clément Chéroux; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
ISBN: 0300111363 9780300111361
OCLC Number: 60740883
Notes: "This catalogue is issued in conjunction with the exhibition "The perfect medium : photography and the occult" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 27 September-31 December 2005."
"This catalogue is a revised edtion of 'Le troisième œil : la photographie et l'occulte'"--Page [5].
Exhibition curators: Pierre Apraxine, Denis Canguilhem, Clément Chéroux, Adnreas Fishcer, Sophie Schmit.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Photography and the occult / Pierre Apraxine, Sophie Schmit --
[pt. 1]. Photographs of spirits. --
Mumler's ghosts / Crista Cloutier --
"A photographer of marvels" : Frederick Hudson and the beginnings of spirit photography in Europe / Andreas Fischer --
Ghost dialectics : spirit photography in entertainment and belief / Clément Chéroux --
"The most disreputable camera in the world" : spirit photography in the United Kingdom in the early twentieth century / Andreas Fischer --
Conan Doyle : a study in black and white / Sophie Schmit --
[pt. 2]. Photographs of fluids. --
Photographs of fluids : an alphabet of invisible rays / Clément Chéroux --
"La lune au front" : remarks on the history of the photography of thought / Andreas Fischer --
The thoughtography of Ted Serios / Stephen E. Braude --
[pt. 3]. Photographs of mediums. --
"The reciprocal adaptation of optics and phenomena" : the photographic recording of materializations / Andreas Fischer --
The "Margery" case / Pierre Apraxine --
Flammarion and Eusapia Palladino / Denis Canguilhem --
Monitoring the phenomena / Denis Canguilhem --
Franek Kluski's casts / Sophie Schmit.
Other Titles: Photography and the occult
Responsibility: Clément Chéroux [and others].
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The mesmerizing photographic history of occult phenomena, from levitations and apparitions to spectres, ghosts, and auras.  Read more...

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