The Genius of Photography

How Photography Has Changed Our Lives

Author: Gerry Badger

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781844006090

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Exploring the key events and the key images that have marked the development of photography, this title examines the evolution of photography in its wider context: social, political, economic, technological and artistic.

Photographers of Genius at the Getty

Author: Weston J. Naef,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367498

Category: History

Page: 176

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The innovative pioneers presented here span the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. They advanced the art of photography and in the process brought about changes in the history of art. These artists include will known photographers such as Gustave Le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sander, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, and Diane Arbus. Others will be new even to experts. For example, early innovators Girault de Pragney, Anna Atkins, Camille Silvy, Henry Bosse and the Langenheim brothers have been rediscovered in recent years, bringing to light the importance of their particular contributions to the history of art and photography. Each artist is represented by three related images and interpretive remarks by Weston Naef. Illustrations include selections from Atget's signature views of Paris, Stieglitz's portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe, Weston's distinctive nudes, and Arbus's images of women.

The Photograph

Author: Graham Clarke

Publisher: Oxford History of Art (Paperba

ISBN: 9780192842008

Category: Photography

Page: 247

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Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres

The Genius of Erasmus Darwin

Author: Christopher Upham Murray Smith,Robert Arnott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754636717

Category: History

Page: 416

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The Genius of Erasmus Darwin provides insight into the full extent of Erasmus Darwin's exceptional intellect. He is shown to be a major creative thinker and innovator, one of the minds behind the late eighteenth-century industrial revolution, and one of the first, if not the first, to perceive the living world (including humans) as part of a unified evolutionary scenario. The contributions here provide contextual understandings of Erasmus Darwin's thought, as well as studies of particular works and accounts of the later reception of his writings. In this way it is possible to see why the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge was moved to describe Darwin as 'the first literary character in Europe, and the most original-minded man'.Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin's grandfather, was one of the leading intellectuals of eighteenth-century England. He was a man with an extraordinary range of interests and activities: he was a doctor, biologist, inventor, poet, linguist and botanist. He was also a founding member of the Lunar Society, an intellectual community that included such eminent men as James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood.

The History of Photography

An Overview

Author: Alma Davenport

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826320766

Category: Art

Page: 191

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First published in 1991,The History of Photographyexplores the people, technology, and imagery that have made photography such a tremendous force in modern culture. As technology has improved, the level to which society depends upon photography increases. Over the past 150 years, photographers and their works have taught, inspired, angered, and spurred several generations toward social and political action. This interdependence between society and the photographic image continues to strengthen and evolve. This book develops specific themes from pre-photography to the present. The reader will develop a deeper understanding of how major photographers have viewed their work, how attitudes toward photography have changed, and how photography has influenced world perceptions and events.

Die Amerikaner

Author: Robert Frank,Jack Kerouac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865216588

Category: United States

Page: 180

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The Genius of Colour Photography

Author: Pamela Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233002972

Category:

Page: 256

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Since the Lumière brothers made the autochrome process commercially available in June 1907, colour photography has proliferated in so many directions that we are saturated with it. In this stunning collection, Pam Roberts has gathered together the finest examples of the art of colour photography, covering every major technical and artistic development in colour photography in over 100 years.

Stardom and Celebrity

A Reader

Author: Sean Redmond,Su Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202380

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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"Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library." - Kerry Gough, Birmingham City University "Absolutely wonderful. The inclusion of seminal works and more recent works makes this a very valuable read." - Beschara Karam, University of South Africa "An engaging and often insightful book." - Media International Australia This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of stardom and celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. From Max Weber, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes to Catherine Lumby, Chris Rojek and Graeme Turner. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of the field.

Capturing the Light

The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry

Author: Roger Watson,Helen Rappaport

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250038324

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.

The Pleasures of Good Photographs

Essays

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597111393

Category: Photography

Page: 255

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Gathers essays from nearly three decades of photography criticism, including evaluations of the works of photographers from Eugene Atget and Dorothea Lange to the present and consideration of photobooks and the influence of Photoshop.