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The Camera and the Press

American Visual and Print Culture in the Age of the Daguerreotype

Συγγραφέας: Dinius Marcy J.
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812244045
Σειρά βιβλίου: Material Texts
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Camera and the Press"

Before most Americans ever saw an actual daguerreotype, they encountered this visual form through written descriptions, published and rapidly reprinted in newspapers throughout the land. In The Camera and the Press, Marcy J. Dinius examines how the first written and published responses to the daguerreotype set the terms for how we now understand the representational accuracy and objectivity associated with the photograph, as well as the democratization of portraiture that photography enabled. Dinius's archival research ranges from essays in popular nineteenth-century periodicals to daguerreotypes of Americans, Liberians, slaves, and even fictional characters. Examples of these portraits are among the dozens of illustrations featured in the book. The Camera and the Press presents new dimensions of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, Herman Melville's Pierre, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Frederick Douglass's The Heroic Slave. Dinius shows how these authors strategically incorporated aspects of daguerreian representation to advance their aesthetic, political, and social agendas. By recognizing print and visual culture as one, Dinius redefines such terms as art, objectivity, sympathy, representation, race, and nationalism and their interrelations in nineteenth-century America.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Dinius Marcy J.
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Material Texts
ISBN: 9780812244045
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 28/03/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 658 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 44 illus.


Introduction Chapter 1. The Daguerreotype in Antebellum American Popular Print Chapter 2. Daguerreian Romanticism: The House of the Seven Gables and Gabriel Harrison's Portraits Chapter 3. "Some ideal image of the man and his mind": Melville's Pierre and Southworth & Hawes's Daguerreian Aesthetic Chapter 4. Slavery in Black and White: Daguerreotypy and Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapter 5. "My daguerreotype shall be a true one": Augustus Washington and the Liberian Colonization Movement Chapter 6. Seeing a Slave as a Man: Frederick Douglass, Racial Progress, and Daguerreian Portraiture Epilogue. "An Old Daguerreotype" Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments

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