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Reading American Photographs Images as History from Matthew Brady to Walker Evans

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ISBN-10: 0374522499

ISBN-13: 9780374522490

Edition: 1990

Authors: Alan Trachtenberg

List price: $19.00
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Winner of the Charles C. Eldredge Prize In this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content. Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Walker Evans--pictures that document the American experience from 1839 to 1938. In an outstanding analysis, Trachtenberg eloquently articulates how the art of photography has both followed and shaped the course of American history, and how images captured decades ago provocatively illuminate the present.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 11/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English