Photography and its Critics: A Cultural History, 1839-1900 / Edition 1by Mary Warner Marien
Pub. Date: 11/28/2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Photography and its Critics offers an original overview of nineteenth-century American and European writing about photography from such disparate fields as art theory, social reform, and physiology. In this study, Mary Warner Marien argues that photography was an important social and cultural symbol for modernity and change in several fields, such as art and social reform. Moreover, she demonstrates how photography quickly emerged as a pliant symbol for modernity and change, one that could as easily oppose progress as promote democracy.
Table of Contents
1. The origins of photographic discourse; 2. Photography and the modern in nineteenth-century thought; 3. Art, photography and society; 4. Forced to be free: photography, literacy, and mass culture; 5. The lure of modernity; Epilogue: ghosts: photography and the modern; Bibliographic survey.
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