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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 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
... photography. From the mid-nineteenth century onward, optical technologies became ubiquitous in modern western societies—in the observatory, the labora- tory, and the scientific field, in the theater, in the museum, and at the exhi- bition, in public institutions, and at the factory. Optical instruments...
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
... Chapter 11  Staging the Heavens: Astrophysics and Popular Astronomy in the Late Nineteenth Century Charlotte Bigg It now and then happens in the...
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
.... Astronomers’ instruments, on the other hand, have undergone fundamen- tal changes. The move from refractors to reflectors entailed modifications of research programs and the introduction of new techniques throughout the nineteenth century, such as spectroscopy and photography.59 Rather than speak of...
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
... Chapter 8  Michelson and the Observatory: Physics and the Astronomical Community in Late Nineteenth-Century America Richard Staley American scientists in the...
Published: 15 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383857-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8385-7
... EARTH INTO WORLD, LAND INTO LANDSCAPE: THE ‘‘WORLDING’’ OF ALGERIA IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH FEMINISM Deborah Cherry The climate is delicious the sea & distant mountains more beautiful than words...
Published: 13 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393467-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9346-7
... 9 •  rem/Ha House/Set Domestic Interiors in Photography from the Late Ottoman World Nancy Micklewright The harem of the nineteenth-century Middle East was an Orientalist construction, but it was 8 also an actual place where real people...
Published: 03 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384717-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8471-7
... synthe- sis of certain traditional Yoruba cultural values, the inherent attributes of nineteenth-century photography and nineteenth-century British attitudes 244 Stephen Sprague 3. The Orangun of Ila-Orangun in his private sitting room in the palace...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391821-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9182-1
... innovation of the nineteenth century com- pressed time and space more effectively and efficiently than photogra- phy. Certainly none did it in quite the same way. Photography not only created a sense of simultaneous temporal presence between a viewer and the images in a photographic print, but was...
Published: 27 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394631-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9463-1
... of complex patterns of agency.3 This tween photography and a future historical en- is just such a study. A number of interrelated gagement. paths could therefore lead out from this study, Part of the nineteenthcentury impulse to for it is part of a vast, multidisciplinary com- map...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
... between the two illuminates how paradigms that trump expressed and expressive black female will and agency circulate both in the nineteenth century and in current literary criticism. Mulatto- and mulatta-ness as a representational trope often designates a discursive mobility...
Published: 13 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388531-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8853-1
... European and Middle Eastern cities, designed as mementos of travel. Up until the last decade of the nineteenth century, in Germany and Austria the norm in photography had been the professional portrait studio, a purely commercial establishment that could be found in...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... stressed this feature. Picturing the entire human body, especially the subject’s pose and gestures, suggests that in this genre subjectivity and status are rendered through the whole person, not just the face. This is notable, given that since the mid-­ nineteenth century in Europe, as Allan Sekula...
Published: 30 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388821-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8882-1
... the documentary photography of John Thomson, whose portrayal of an essentially Chinese character across the body of his works has come to sym- bolize an age, a nineteenth-century ethnographic and touristic moment that managed to incorporate not only Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand but also all...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380757-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8075-7
... many other colonial societies at the close of the nineteenth century and through the first half of the next one. That photography has been used to typify the relationship between colonizer and colonized, expanding the purview of the former while constraining that of the latter; that it has yielded...
Published: 01 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393498-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9349-8
... images. Whether in color or in black and white, no photograph in this exhibition is smaller than two by three feet. Though the technology for making big photographs has been avail- able since the nineteenth century, only in recent years have photographers begun to work consistently with...
Published: 17 May 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385783-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8578-3
...- construction of racial knowledge in the nineteenth and early twen- tieth centuries. My reading of Du Bois’s photographs shows how contested, mutable, and flexible visual culture has been as a site through which race is posed and...
Published: 03 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384717-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8471-7
... fashionable studios, which were ranked in accordance with the prestige and class position of their respec- tive clienteles, defined a dominant portrait style based on the rigid poses 5 and stylized theatricality of the nineteenth-century carte de...
Published: 27 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394631-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9463-1
... from an unfocused sense of loss, but precisely in response to de- the public profile of photographic survey be- monstrable disappearance and fragility. For ex- came more active and widely disseminated dur- ample, the Norfolk survey was established in ing the late nineteenth century and...