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Picturing place : photography and the geographical imagination

Author: Joan M Schwartz; James R Ryan
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003.
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The advent of photography opened up new worlds to 19th century viewers, who were able to visualize themselves and the world beyond in unprecedented detail. But the emphasis on the photography's objectivity masked the subjectivity inherent in deciding what to record, from what angle and when. This text examines this inherent subjectivity. Drawing on photographs that come from personal albums, corporate archives,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Picturing place.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan M Schwartz; James R Ryan
ISBN: 1860647510 9781860647512 1860647529 9781860647529
OCLC Number: 48416234
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: La mission héliographique: architectural photography, collective memory and the patrimony of France, 1851 / M. Christine Boyer --
Retracing the outlines of Rome: intertextuality and imaginative geographies in nineteenth-century photographs / Maria Antonella Pelizzari --
Visualizing eternity: photographic constructions of the Grand Canyon / David E. Nye --
Family as place: family photograph albums and the domestication of public and private space / Deborah Chambers --
Picturing nations: landscape photography and national identity in Britain and Germany in the mid-nineteenth century / Jens Jäger --
Capturing and losing the 'lie of the land': railway photography and colonial nationalism in early twentieth-century South Africa / Jeremy Foster --
Constructing the state, managing the corporation, transforming the individual: photography, immigration and the Canadian National Railways, 1925-30 / Brian S. Osborne --
Emperors of the gaze: photographic practices and productions of space in Egypt, 1839-1914 / Derek Gregory --
Mapping a sacred geography: photographic surveys by the Royal Engineers in the Holy Land, 1864-68 / Kathleen Stewart Howe --
Home and empire: photographs of British families in the Lucknow album, 1856-57 / Alison Blunt --
Negotiating spaces: some. photographic incidents in the Western Pacific, 1883-84 / Elizabeth Edwards --
Wunderkammer to World Wide Web : picturing place in the post-photographic era / William J. Mitchell.
Other Titles: Photography and the geographical imagination
Responsibility: edited by Joan M. Schwartz and James R. Ryan.
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These essays present images and analysis that cover the period from the invention of photography to digital technology. They reveal how photographs have acted as sites through which the subjective  Read more...


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