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American Photography: Local and Global Contexts


American Photography: Local and Global Contexts. Edited by: Gockel, Bettina; Munforte, Patrizia (2012). Berlin: Akademie Verlag.

Abstract

Is there a specific history of the visual medium of photography in the United States that would justify speaking of American photography? What made classic figures of international photography such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, and Frederick Sommer—or even Robert Frank—American photographers? This volume presents examples of pioneering texts on the history of photography in America and more recent research on social, political, and artistic aspects of the medium. The spectrum of topics ranges from the aesthetic and social function of the daguerreotype to the role of photography in shaping the identity of the African American population of North America.

With essays by Kaspar M. Fleischmann, Martin Gasser, Anne Hammond, Robin Kelsey, Anne McCauley, Shelley Rice, Shawn Michelle Smith, Maren Stange, Alan Trachtenberg, Kelley Wilder, and Deborah Willis.

Abstract

Is there a specific history of the visual medium of photography in the United States that would justify speaking of American photography? What made classic figures of international photography such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, and Frederick Sommer—or even Robert Frank—American photographers? This volume presents examples of pioneering texts on the history of photography in America and more recent research on social, political, and artistic aspects of the medium. The spectrum of topics ranges from the aesthetic and social function of the daguerreotype to the role of photography in shaping the identity of the African American population of North America.

With essays by Kaspar M. Fleischmann, Martin Gasser, Anne Hammond, Robin Kelsey, Anne McCauley, Shelley Rice, Shawn Michelle Smith, Maren Stange, Alan Trachtenberg, Kelley Wilder, and Deborah Willis.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Art History
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:11 Jan 2013 14:00
Last Modified:13 Aug 2017 21:05
Publisher:Akademie Verlag
Series Name:Studies in Theory and History of Photography
Volume:2
Number of Pages:274
ISBN:978-3-05-005690-6
Official URL:http://www.oldenbourg-verlag.de/akademie-verlag/american-photography/9783050056906

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