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Tucker, Jennifer, 1965-, Nature exposed , 2005
Nature exposed : photography as eyewitness in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker.
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Reference LibraryTR692 .T83 2005 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Full Orbis Record:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In Nature Exposed, Jennifer Tucker studies the intersecting trajectories of photography and modern science in late Victorian Britain. She examines the role of photograph as witness in scientific investigation and explores the interplay between photographic practice and scientific authority." "Recovering the controversies and commentary surrounding early scientific photography and drawing on a wide range of new sources and critical theories, Tucker deepens our understanding of Victorian science, its rich visual culture, and alternative forms of knowledge, including psychial research and theorizing about canals on Mars."--Jacket.
- Subject Terms:
- England.Evidence -- History -- 19th century.Evidence.History, 19th Century.Nature.Photography -- History.Photography -- Scientific applications -- History -- 19th century.Photography -- Scientific applications.Science -- History.
- 1. Constructing science and brotherhood in photographic culture
- 2. Testing the unity of science and fraternity
- 3. Acquiring a scientific eye
- 4. Photography of the invisible
- 5. Photographic evidence and mass culture
- Epilogue: Enlarging the concept of photographic evidence.