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The photographic experience, 1839-1914 : images and attitudes

Author: Heinz K Henisch; Bridget Ann Henisch
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1994] ©1994
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Eighteen thirty-nine was the miraculous year in which the two principal inventors of photography - Daguerre in France and Fox Talbot in Great Britain - made their discoveries known to an eager and receptive public. News of the process flashed around the globe, and in no time, enthusiastic pioneers from Auckland to Zanzibar were trying the new invention. Photography took root and flourished. It has since been used in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz K Henisch; Bridget Ann Henisch
ISBN: 0271009306 9780271009308
OCLC Number: 26810350
Description: x, 462 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A new invention --
A new word --
Photographist in charge --
The iconographer --
Master of make-believe --
The magician --
The memory-maker --
Sidelights --
Culinary dimensions --
Fashion in focus --
Fictions and fancies --
Musical moments --
Mixed media --
The engraver --
The retoucher --
The overpainter --
Other links --
Setting and frame --
Cases of character --
Presentation, private and public --
Under cover --
Family milestones --
For love's sake --
Landmarks --
'Til death do us part --
The heliographer's arms --
Age-old words and symbols --
Foreign approaches --
Cosmic purity and hi-tech --
Double-dipping --
Playing the public --
Securing the shadow --
Advertising and publicity --
Catching the eye --
The cult of celebrity --
Humor --
Magic, old and new --
Contraptions, infernal --
Vanity, oh vanity --
Harebrained genius and flirtatious fringe --
The worm turns --
Camera in court --
Opening skirmishes --
Forensic focus --
The impressionable eye --
Plagiarism, pretensions, and pretense --
Photographs as corpora delicti and evidence --
The photographically illustrated book --
The versatile medium --
Books of distinction ; examples of choice --
Politics on a plate --
Business as usual --
The establishment --
The challengers --
Shades of opinion --
The cutting edge --
The camera at war --
The military response --
Civilian cameramen --
Portraits --
Views --
On the sidelines --
The molding of minds --
Photography and travel --
Rail, steam, and lens --
Pleasing prospects --
The photographer in place --
The peripatetic camera --
The amateur's adventures --
Armchair travels --
The trivialization of travel --
Photography in the writer's world --
First impressions --
Second thoughts --
Before and behind the camera --
In the study.
Responsibility: Heinz K. Henisch and Bridget A. Henisch.
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This text deals with episodes and issues relating to the spread and practice of photography, from its beginnings to World War I. It covers the reception accorded to the new art by professionals,  Read more...
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"The Photographic Experience is far removed from histories of photography that are concerned with the photograph as a masterpiece or the photographer as a genius. Indeed, one of the Henisches' great Read more...

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