Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination

Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination

by Joan Schwartz, James Ryan
     
 

The advent of photography opened new worlds to 19th-century viewers, who became able to visualize themselves, their immediate surroundings, their communities, and the world beyond. The geographical imagination—the ability to know the world and situate oneself in space and time—fostered the expectations and applications of photographic technologies, and

Overview

The advent of photography opened new worlds to 19th-century viewers, who became able to visualize themselves, their immediate surroundings, their communities, and the world beyond. The geographical imagination—the ability to know the world and situate oneself in space and time—fostered the expectations and applications of photographic technologies, and photographic technologies expresses the form and reach of the geographical imagination. This dialectic is the basis of this collection of intriguing essays, which explore the diverse ways in which the relationship manifested.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647529
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/19/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Schwartz is Senior Photography Specialist at the National Archives of Canada.

James Ryan is Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geography, Queen's University, Belfast.

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