Art History through the Camera's Lens / Edition 1

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Brillant
'Art History Through the Camera's Lens effectively explores the dependent relationship between photography and art history from their beginnings in the nineteenth century, a relationship that also made possible the development of connoisseurship, lectures with paired lantern slides, the critical history of images, and the art book.'.
Egbert Haverkamp-Bergemann
'These essays provide a most welcome historical assessment of fundamental aspects of the photography of art.'.
Glenn G. Willumson
An important first step in the interrogation of photography as a formative influence within the discipline of art history....A much-needed and welcome addition to the study of photography and its seminal influences on contemporary and historic practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782881246425
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Series: Documenting the Image Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
1 Introductory Essay: "We May Imagine It": Living with Photographic Reproduction at the End of Our Century 3
2 The "Ruland/Raphael Collection" 37
3 Plane Surfaces and Solid Bodies: Reproducing Three-Dimensional Art in the Nineteenth Century 59
4 The Use of Photography by Nineteenth-Century Art Historians 89
5 Documents in the History of Visual Documentation 123
6 Windows to the American Past: Lantern Slides as Historic Evidence 133
7 Connoisseurship and Photography: The Methodology of Mojmir Frinta 153
8 A Slide Collection of Constable's Paintings: The Art Historian's Need for Visual Documentation 179
9 Thoughts of an Art Historian/Photographer on the Relationship of His Two Disciplines 217
10 Photography as an Aid in Restoration: The Wall Paintings at Horyu-ji 249
11 Old Photography and the Yuanmingyuan 263
12 Walter Hege (1893-1955): "Race Art Photographer" and/or "Master of Photography"? 283
13 Rossetti's Reputation: A Study of the Dissemination of His Art through Photographs 317
14 Bunched Images Begetting Ideas 349
Contributors 389
Index 393
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