The Resource Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism, Jennifer Green-Lewis

Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism, Jennifer Green-Lewis

Label
Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism
Title
Framing the Victorians
Title remainder
photography and the culture of realism
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Green-Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A wide-ranging exploration of the complex and often conflicting discourse on photography in the nineteenth century, Framing the Victorians traces various descriptions of photography as art, science, magic, testimony, proof, document, record, illusion, and diagnosis. Victorian photography, argues Jennifer Green-Lewis, inspired such universal fascination that even two so self-consciously opposed schools as positivist realism and metaphysical romance claimed it as their own. Photography thus became at once the symbol of the inadequacy of nineteenth-century empiricism and the proof of its totalizing vision
  • Green-Lewis juxtaposes textual descriptions with pictorial representations of a diverse array of cultural activities from war and law enforcement to novel writing and psychiatry. She compares, for example, the exhibition of Roger Fenton's Crimean War photographs (1855) which W.H. Russell's written accounts of the war published in the Times of London (1884 and 1886). Nineteenth-century photography, she maintains, must be reread in the context of Victorian written texts from and against which it developed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green-Lewis, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR15
LC item number
.G69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Photography in historiography
  • Fotografie
  • Letterkunde
  • Realisme (beeldende kunst)
  • Photographie
  • Photographie en historiographie
  • Photographie
  • Realismus
  • Geschichte 1832-1902
  • Fotografie
  • Letterkunde
  • Realisme (beeldende kunst)
  • Photography
  • Photography in historiography
  • Fotografie
  • Realismus
  • Großbritannien
  • England
  • Großbritannien
Label
Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism, Jennifer Green-Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-245) and index
Contents
1. Coming to Terms: Realism, Romance, Photography -- 2. Pencil of Fire: The Photographer Speaks -- 3. Fiction's Photographers and Their Works: Villains outside the Frame -- 4. Framing the Crimea: The Narrative of Photographs in Exhibition -- 5. The Mind Unveil'd: Photographing the Interior -- 6. Signs of the Things Taken: Testimony, Subjectivity, and the Nineteenth-Century Mug Shot -- Coda: Other Pictures, Other Worlds
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 p.
Isbn
9780801432767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020784
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34850564
  • (OCoLC)ocm34850564
Label
Framing the Victorians : photography and the culture of realism, Jennifer Green-Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-245) and index
Contents
1. Coming to Terms: Realism, Romance, Photography -- 2. Pencil of Fire: The Photographer Speaks -- 3. Fiction's Photographers and Their Works: Villains outside the Frame -- 4. Framing the Crimea: The Narrative of Photographs in Exhibition -- 5. The Mind Unveil'd: Photographing the Interior -- 6. Signs of the Things Taken: Testimony, Subjectivity, and the Nineteenth-Century Mug Shot -- Coda: Other Pictures, Other Worlds
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 p.
Isbn
9780801432767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020784
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34850564
  • (OCoLC)ocm34850564

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