Photographs of Environmental Phenomena: Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness, USA 1860s-1970s by Gisela ParakPhotographs of Environmental Phenomena: Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness, USA 1860s-1970s by Gisela Parak

Photographs of Environmental Phenomena: Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness…

byGisela Parak

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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Well before today's debates on global warming and climate change, photographic images have played an important role in educating the general public about the wonders of nature and the destruction of the global environment. Most now-iconic images have historical precursors. Gisela Parak illuminates how the interrelationship of photography and science gave rise to a genre of photographs of environmental phenomena. She emphasizes the power of these images to support and instruct the scientific pursuit of knowledge, as well as their potency as a means of persuading and shaping public opinion.

Gisela Parak is the director of the Brunswick Museum for Photography in Germany and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at Brunswick Technical University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, at Washington University, St. Louis, and at the GHI in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on the h...
Title:Photographs of Environmental Phenomena: Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Transcript-VerlagLanguage:English

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