The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 / Edition 1

The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
080784246X
ISBN-13:
9780807842461
Pub. Date:
04/01/1989
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press

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The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 / Edition 1

Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807842461
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/01/1989
Series: Cultural Studies of the United States Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition ix

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction xxvii

Part 1 The Condition of Future Development

Chapter 1 Whitman's Transformed Eye 5

Part 2 A Culture of Imitation

Introduction 33

Chapter 2 A Hieroglyphic World: The Furnishing of Identity in Victorian Culture 40

Chapter 3 Photography and the Artifice of Realism 73

Chapter 4 The Romance of the Real 103

Part 3 Inventing Authenticity

Introduction 141

Chapter 5 The Real Thing and the Machine-made World 157

Chapter 6 The Camera and the Verification of Fact 198

Chapter 7 Not "Realism" but Reality Itself 240

Epilogue: The Dump Is Full of Images 287

Notes 301

Bibliography 341

Index 375

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