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Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... By the mid-nineteenth century, landscape had become one of the most popular genres in French painting, from the most official forms to the more innovative versions of the Barbizon school and Impressionism. Although many photographers directed their cameras at “nature,” few of the results...
Published: 03 February 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395959-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9595-9
... before the French would be re- Yquired to come to terms with the shame resulting from the subsequent years of Vichy collaboration; when the French prime minister, Léon Blum, and his Popu- lar Front promised to reform the nation under the hopeful banner of socialist coop- eration; and when Algeria...
Published: 03 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384717-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8471-7
... photography does not seem to share much with the solemnizing function of French photography described by Pierre Bourdieu (1990, 24), there are insights to be gained from some West Afri- can practices. Kobena Mercer describes the approach of the photographer Seydou Keïta, active in Bamako, Mali, from the...
Published: 27 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391432-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
... Hopper), from pioneering sculptural and assemblage art in the late 1950s to a visionary photo- collage practice in the 1960s. Berman remains a legendary figure at the crossroads of art and the esoteric with specific interests in Jewish mys- ticism (Kabbalah) and French surrealism in the heady years...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391821-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9182-1
... occupation of Peking.”8 The Forbidden City was an especially popu- lar subject for photography, with the French even launching a balloon to capture the city from above, but there were quite literally thousands of photographs taken by military and civilian photographers in and outside Beijing. This...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391821-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9182-1
... photographed in a variety of guises, appearing not only in Siamese regalia, but in the uniform of a French field marshal (fig. 3) and a Russian general. Photography, it seemed, afforded an opportunity for sartorial play and for resembling the forms of...
Published: 13 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388531-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8853-1
..., although these will not be pursued here because they pertain for the most part to the extra-Germanic situation. How- ever, in an exceptional article on Impressionist portraits, art historian Linda Nochlin regards the variety of solutions to portraiture found in French painting circa 1875 to be a...
Published: 03 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384717-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8471-7
... visite. Given the formulaic nature of their composition and content, the ‘‘artis- tic’’ qualities of such photographs were ascribed to the varying qualities of their surface effects. In the early years of Peruvian photography, when the prestigious French studios of Courret, Garreaud, and Manoury...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394372-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9437-2
... in particu- lar, not only defeats its own purposes, but actually amounts to a vio- lation of the ethics of representation. I refer here not merely to Ingrid Sischy’s criticisms, but also to those of, for example, the French art historian Jean- François Chevrier who, in a guest column in Le...
Published: 09 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395164-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9516-4
... the na, I found and viewed approximately fifty such films taken from the 1930s to the 1960s.7 While the films are concentrated on World War II, this archive also spans the French-­Indochina conflict, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The lū‘au is a celebratory feast incorporating lavish...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380757-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8075-7
... French photographs of Algeria, for example, to return the colonizer’s gaze that had left its traces on the images of colonized natives.∞ In part, such projects have the e√ect of stirring anger, guilt, and embarrassment among contemporary readers. They remind us, whoever ‘‘we’’ are, of the...
Published: 03 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384717-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8471-7
... of styles and tech- niques. Photography is no newcomer to Africa. Three months after Daguerre publicly announced his daguerreotype process in 1839, the French roman- tic painter Horace Vernet wrote from Alexandria, Egypt, ‘‘We keep da- guerreotyping like lions, and from Cairo hope to send home...
Published: 13 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393467-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9346-7
... details vary accord- ing to the source, Pascal (or his son Jean, following Pascal’s death, in 1886) joined forces with French photographer Policarpe Joaillier in the 1880s. They had a studio in Pera and perhaps another in Cairo, and theirs was a prolific and successful busi...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390978-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9097-8
... documentations by the artist of private collectors’ homes, this image discloses the living room of a casually elegant French apartment with various examples of fifties ab- straction adorning the walls. Three paintings share space with a pedestal television and a pair of reproduction antique chairs. Not...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387251-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8725-1
... people were sensitive to their representation by outsiders and, given the chance, were well able to speak for themselves, as visiting French photographer Désiré Charnaydiscovered at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station the following year: he complained that his plans to make anthropometric photographs of...
Published: 02 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391876-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9187-6
... men’s desires to lesbian viewing positions. nobodysa lists an image from a “group of vintage nudes, risque and erotic photographs” that depicts a “Lovely scene between two women in french lingerie” under the lesbian interest search term.16 By using the term “lesbian interest,” nobodysa indi...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398998-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9899-8
... Illustrated American also describes artists' models, such as Minnie Clark-"known to the world as the typical American girl, or the Gibson girl;' whose "well-shaped head" was used for Daniel Chester French's "statue of the Republic that still stands overlooking the ruins of the White City" (from the...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391821-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9182-1
..., French and German films to see how greatly nuances of shading and col- oration can vary in motion pictures. In the photographic image itself, there somehow emerge differences in national character. If this is true even when identical equipment...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... This chapter analyzes street photography, one of the most popular contemporary photographic portrait forms across black urban communities in the United States and Jamaica. In street photography clients pose for Polaroids or digital pictures before makeshift hand-painted photographic backdrops...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394372-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9437-2
... 3 Eye Witness On Photography and Historiography Before going to a school for photography, go to a school for economics, sociology, or anthropology to try to have an...