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Photography and its Critics
A Cultural History, 1839–1900

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Part of Perspectives on Photography

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107403383

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  • First published in 1997, Photography and its Critics offers an overview of nineteenth-century American and European writing about photography from such disparate fields as art theory, social reform, and physiology. The earliest criticism of the invention was informed by an ample legacy of notions about objectivity, appearances, and copying. Received ideas about neutral vision, intuitive genius, and progress in art also shaped nineteenth-century understanding of photography. In this study, Mary Warner Marien argues that photography was an important social and cultural symbol for modernity and change in several fields, such as art and social reform. Moreover, she demonstrates how photography quickly emerged as a pliant symbol for modernity and change, one that could as easily oppose progress as promote democracy.

    • Readable and accessible
    • Essential reading for those interested in nineteenth-century art as well as photography
    • Shows photography as a central concept and symbol, as well as an imaging system
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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107403383
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The origins of photographic discourse
    2. Photography and the modern in nineteenth-century thought
    3. Art, photography and society
    4. Forced to be free: photography, literacy, and mass culture
    5. The lure of modernity
    Epilogue: ghosts: photography and the modern
    Bibliographic survey.

  • Author

    Mary Warner Marien, Syracuse University, New York

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