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Iron Muse

Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad

Συγγραφέας: Willumson Glenn
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520270947
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 254
Διαστάσεις: 25x3x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Iron Muse"

The construction of the transcontinental railroad (1865-1869) marked a milestone in United States history, symbolizing both the joining of the country's two coasts and the taming of its frontier wilderness by modern technology. But it was through the power of images - and especially the photograph - that the railroad attained its iconic status. "Iron Muse" provides a unique look at the production, distribution, and publication of images of the transcontinental railroad: from their use as an official record by the railroad corporations, to their reproduction in the illustrated press and travel guides, and finally to their adaptation to direct sales and albums in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tracing the complex relationships and occasional conflicts between photographer, publisher, and curator as they crafted the photographs' different meanings over time, Willumson provides a comprehensive portrayal of the creation and evolution of an important slice of American visual culture.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Willumson Glenn
ISBN: 9780520270947
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/05/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 254
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 862 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x3x18 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 8 color photos, 88 b-w photos, 1 map


Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Preparing the Ground 2. Making the Photographs 3. Curating the Archive 4. Reproducing the Image Epilogue Notes Selected Bibliography List of Illustrations Index

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