Photography: A Cultural History

Author(s): Mary Warner Marien

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The fourth edition of this comprehensive survey of international photography has been thoroughly revised and updated. Continuing to look at photography from a truly global viewpoint, and through the lenses of art, sciences, travel, war, fashion, the mass media, and individual photographers, this groundbreaking book has been revised to include new material and to expand topics that have received recent scholarly and public attention. These include a detailed study of the history of Chinese photography, new material on European Worker photography during the 1920s and 30s, and portraits of Conceptual artist Ed Ruscha and the German photographer August Sander. In addition to the many new pictures, both historical and contemporary, a spirited redesign visually integrates the chapters. Here is the history we've been waiting for ...erudite and entertaining ...she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test: open to any page and you're hooked ...and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts.

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Mary Warner Marien is Professor Emerita in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She continues to lecture in the United States and Europe and in 2008 won an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer award. She is the author of Photography: A Cultural History as well as numerous articles on photography.

Preface x Introduction xiii PART ONE Photography's Double Invention 1 CHAPTER ONE The Origins of Photography (to 1839) 3 CHAPTER TWO The Second Invention of Photography (1839 - 1854) 23 PART TWO The Expanding Domain (1854 - 1880) 74 CHAPTER THREE Popular Photography and the Aims of Art 77 CHAPTER FOUR Imaging of the Social World 97 CHAPTER FIVE Science and Social Science 141 PART THREE Photography and Modernity (1880 - 1918) 160 CHAPTER SIX The Great Divide 163 CHAPTER SEVEN Modern Life 201 PART FOUR A New Vision (1918 - 1945) 230 CHAPTER EIGHT Art and the Age of Mass Media 233 CHAPTER NINE Documentary Expression and Popular Photography 277 PART FIVE Through the Lens of Culture (1945 - 1975) 308 CHAPTER TEN The Human Family 311 CHAPTER ELEVEN The Cold War Era 337 PART SIX Convergences (1975 to the Present) 392 CHAPTER TWELVE Globalism, Technology, and Social Change 395 CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Culture of Critique 437 CHAPTER FOURTEEN Into the Twenty-First Century 493 Epilogue 519 Glossary 520 Picture Credits 524 Timeline 526 Notes 531 Bibliography 541 Index 545

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  • : 9781780673325
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : December 2013
  • : 282mm X 220mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

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  • : 642 illustrations, 180 in colour
  • : 642 illustrations, 180 in colour
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 568
  • : 568
  • : Mary Warner Marien
  • : Mary Warner Marien