Seizing the Light A History of Photography

ISBN-10: 0697143619
ISBN-13: 9780697143617
Edition: 2000
Authors: Robert Hirsch
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Description: Science, cultures and art come together in this history of photography. Containing rare and unusual prints, this book aims to provide a companion to the first 200 years of photography.

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Book details

List price: $94.06
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Science, cultures and art come together in this history of photography. Containing rare and unusual prints, this book aims to provide a companion to the first 200 years of photography.

Dedication
Preface
Advancing toward Photography: The Birth of Modernity
A Desire for Visual Representation
Perspective
Thinking of Photography
Camera Vision
The Demand for Picturemaking Systems
Proto-Photographers: Chemical Action of Light
Modernity: New Visual Realities
Optical Devices
Images through Light: A Struggle for Permanence
Other Distinct Originators
The Daguerreotype: Image and Object
What Is a Daguerreotype?
The Daguerreotype Comes to America
The Early Practitioners
Early Daguerreian Portrait Making
Post-Mortem Portraits
Technical Improvements
Expanding U.S. Portrait Studios
The Art of the Daguerreian Portrait
Daguerreian Portrait Galleries and Picture Factories
African-American Operators
Rural Practice
The Daguerreotype and the Landscape
The Daguerreotype and Science
Calotype Rising: The Arrival of Photography
The Calotype
Early Calotype Activity
Calotypists Establish a Practice
Calotype and Architecture: Mission Heliographique
The End of the Calotype and the Future of Photography
Pictures on Glass: The Wet-Plate Process
The Albumen Process
The New Transparent Look
The Ambrotype
Pictures on Tin
The Carte-de-Visite and the Photo Album
The Cabinet Photograph: The Picture Gets Bigger
The Studio Tradition
Retouching and Enlargements
The Stereoscope
The Stereo
Prevailing Events/Picturing Calamity
Current Events
Early War Coverage
The American Civil War
How Photographs Were Circulated
A New Medium of Communication: Art or Industry?
Discovering a Photographic Language
Americans and the Art of Nature
Positivism
Standardizing the Practice: A Transparent Truth
Mechanical Photography
The Traveling Camera
Picturing Industrialization
Urban Life
The Other
The American West: The Narrative and the Sublime
New Ways of Visualizing Time and Space
The Inadequacy of Human Vision
Locomotion
Transforming Aesthetics: Technical Breakthroughs
The Hand-Held Camera and the Snapshot
Time and Motion as an Extended Continuum
Moving Pictures
Color
Suggesting the Subject: The Evolution of Pictorialism
Roots of Pictorialism
Pictorialism and Naturalism
The Development of Pictorial Effect
The Secession Movement and the Rise of Photography Clubs
The Aesthetic Club Movement
Working Pictorially: A Variety of Approaches
American Perspectives
The Photo-Secession
The Decadent Movement and Tonalism
Women Pictorialists
The Pictorial Epoch/The Stieglitz Group
The Decline of Pictorialism
Modernism: Industrial Beauty
Cubism
High and Low Art
Futurism
Time, Movement, and the Machine
Towards a Modern Practice: Distilling Form
Data
Exploring Space and Time: The Return of the Photogram
Surrealism
Collage
Suprematism
Art, Technology, and a New Faith
Paul Strand and Straight Photography: Purity of Use
The New Culture of Light
Teaching Modernism: The American Impulse
Stieglitz's "Equivalents"
Steichen Goes Commercial
Form as Essence
Straight, Modernistic Photography
Film und Foto and New Objectivity
Experimentally Modern
New Vision
Pathways of Light: Time, Space, and Form
Surrealistic Themes
Social Documents
An American Urge: Social Uplift
Ethnological Approaches
Emerging Ethnic Consciousness
The 1 hysiognomic Approach
The Great Depression: The Economics of Photography
The FAP Project: Changing New York
Mass Observation
The Film and Photo League
Nabbing Time: Anticipating the Moment
Photography and the Halftone
Pictures and Printers Ink
The Photo Magazine
The Sepration of Art and Commerce: Advertising and Fashion
Newspapers
War Reportage
The New Subjective Journalism
Bytes and Halftones
The Atomic Age
The Surrealistic Metaphor
The Photograph as Spirit
Photo Education as Self-Expression
Family of Man
Photography and Alienation
Making a Big Jump
The Subjective Documentary
The Terror of Riches
New Frontiers: Expanding Boundaries
Structuralism: Reading a Photograph
The Found Image: The Beginnings of Postmodernism
The Rise of Pop Art
Challenging the Code
The Social Landscape
New Journalism
Multiple Points of View
The Rapid Growth of Photographic Education
Changing Realities
Alternative Visions
Turning the Straight Photograph on Itself
Personal Accounts: Documentary Fiction
The Snapshot
Post-Structuralism/New Topographics
The Rephotographic Survey Project/Time Changes
Color Rising
Artists' Books
Reconfiguring Information
Expanding Markets
Critical Writing
Thinking About Photography
Conceptual Art: The Act of Choosing
Performance Art
A Return to Typologies
Postmodernism
Deconstructing Myths
Gender Issues
Fabrication
Altering Time and Space
Investigating the Body
Multiculturalism: Exploring Identity
A Personal Cultural Landscape
The Digital Future
Bibliography
Individual Artists
Technology
Sources of Artists Books
Index

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