Photography in America by Miles OrvellPhotography in America by Miles Orvell

Photography in America

byMiles Orvell

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From scientific and documentary photography to the more purely aesthetic, the camera has become a part of American culture at every level. Photography in America explores the medium from a variety of angles - portrait, landscape, photojournalism, documentary, creative digital photography, andpostmodern critique of the image - in order to help students understand its impact and meaning. Organized by genres and modes, this text traces the history of a medium considered central to American culture by examining its different uses, going back to its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth centuryand looking forward to its future.
Miles Orvell is Professor of English and American studies at Temple University; and affiliated Professor of Art History, Tyler School of Art (Temple). He is the prize-winning author of The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940, which appeared in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition in 2014. He is also the ...
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Title:Photography in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.88 × 6.89 × 0.91 inPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with Key Terms and Key Names.PrefaceTimeline1. Introduction: Understanding PhotographyEvolution of the CameraTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Pinhole PhotographyTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--The Daguerreotype and AmbrotypeTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Wet Plate to Dry PlatePhotography and the Other ArtsHow to Read a PhotographWriting about PhotographyTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--The Parts of a CameraI. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY2. Presenting the Self: The PortraitTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Photographic FormatsThe Private PortraitTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Albumen and Gelatin PrintingThe Public PortraitThe Scientific PortraitTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--The Mug ShotThe Portrait in the Twentieth CenturyMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--George Eastman and the Growth of Amateur PhotographyThe Portrait in the Twentieth Century3. Viewing the LandscapeMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Approaches to Landscape PhotographyView PhotographyTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENTPanoramaTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENTThe StereographThe Survey PhotographLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY--O'Sullivan and JacksonThe Aesthetic LandscapeMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Rephotographing the WestAnsel AdamsMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Group f.644. Seeing and Believing: Photography as DocumentaryPhotography in the Civil WarMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--War PhotographyPhotography in the Popular PressLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY--Eadweard MuybridgeTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Fine Art Printing: From Calotype to PhotogravureRiis, Hine, and Social Documentary PhotographyMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Lewis Wickes Hine's Promotion of "Photography in the School"The Information Environment5. A Photographic Art 71PictorialismThe Photo-SecessionMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Photo-SecessionAlfred StieglitzLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHYStieglitz and Camera WorkMOVEMENTS AND TRENDSCubism and PhotographyPaul StrandLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHYAlfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)and Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS 85--Neue SachlichkeitModern Photography: Abstraction Versus the ObjectTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--The Cyanotype and the PhotogramEdward WestonModernism After World War IIII. The Twentieth Century6. Photography and SocietyDocumentary in the 1930sThe Farm Security AdministrationMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--The Documentary Photo BookPicture MagazinesLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY--WeegeeThe Family of ManRobert FrankStreet PhotographyExposing the Other AmericaTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Large-Format CamerasAmerica Seen from the OutsidePhotographing Urban Decay: Vergara and MooreAmerica in a Global Context7. Photography as Life NarrativeThe Autobiographical Mode: Family AlbumsLIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY--Novak's Collected Visions, a Global Family AlbumTransforming the Family SnapshotExpanding the Self-PortraitTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Photo BoothMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Mapplethorpe and the Culture WarsLetting the Subject SpeakDefining CommunitiesMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Motorcycles and the Open RoadDiane ArbusNan Goldin and Catherine Opie8. African Americans and PhotographyBeginningsThe Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900Photography in the Harlem RenaissanceThe 1930s and 1940sMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Richard Wright's 12 Million Black VoicesPhotography and Civil RightsDeCarava and KamoingeContemporary Black PhotographersMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--KamoingeIII. Contemporary Photography9. Contemporary Landscape PhotographyThe Sublime TraditionConceptual LandscapesThe Man-Altered LandscapeMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--The New TopographicsAerial Photography: The Man-Altered Landscape Seen from the AirTECHNIQUES, FORMAT, AND EQUIPMENT--Aerial PhotographyThe Landscape of Destruction10. Bearing WitnessIconic ImagesWar PhotographyTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--The Leica Camera/35 mm FormatVietnamMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Magnum PhotosMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--The Vietnam War and American CultureDocumenting the UnthinkableThe Iraqi WarsAtomic PhotographyNatural Disasters11. Photography and the Image WorldPhotography and Consumer CultureTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Industrial PhotographyCelebrityFame and InfamyTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Clandestine PhotographyThe Postmodern World of ImagesMedia Imagery as Found ArtTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT--Appropriating ImagesContemporary Photography and the Archive12. Photographing FictionsA. D. Coleman: Revising the History of PhotographyMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Photographing Ghosts and SpiritsEarly Creative PhotographyDuane MichalsMOVEMENTS AND TRENDS--Surrealism and Contemporary PhotographyJoel-Peter Witkin and Andres SerranoCindy ShermanConstructing Scenes, Fabricating ImagesGregory Crewdson and Jeff Wall13. Conclusion: Digital TruthTECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENTDigital CamerasBiographiesGlossaryMuseums and WebsitesIndex

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"Photography in America covers canonical photographers and movements. It is perfect for my needs." --Walter Metz, Southern Illinois University