Photography and its Critics: A Cultural History, 1839-1900 / Edition 1

Photography and its Critics: A Cultural History, 1839-1900 / Edition 1

by Mary Warner Marien
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521550432

ISBN-13: 9780521550437

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521550437
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2014
Series:
Perspectives on Photography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.79(d)

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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