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Creator:
Bear, Jordan, author.
Title:
Disillusioned : Victorian photography and the discerning subject / Jordan Bear.
Published/Created:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
©2015
Physical Description:
xiv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
TR148 .B43 2015 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
"Examines how photographic trickery in the 1850s and 1860s participated in the fashioning of the modern subject. Integrates images of the Victorian period into a new and expansive interpretive framework by locating specific mechanisms of photographic deception"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: the history of photography and the problem of knowledge -- See for yourself : visual discernment and photography's appearance -- Shadowy organization : combination photography, illusion, and conspiracy -- Same time tomorrow : serial photographs and the structure of industrial vision -- Hand in hand : gender and collaboration in Victorian photography -- Signature style : Francis Frith and the rise of corporate photographic authorship -- Indistinct relics : discerning the origins of photography -- The limits of looking : the tiny, distant, and rapid subjects of photography. Conclusion : "normal" photography : the legacy of a history.
Subject Terms:
Photography -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Trick photography -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
History.
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