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Scenes in a library : reading the photograph in the book, 1843-1875

Carol Armstrong.
  • Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
  • xxiv, 511 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Today we are so accustomed to seeing photographs wedded to text - whether in the family album or daily newspaper - that the verbal framing of the photograph has become invisible. The text is internalized within the image, and the meaning of the photograph becomes clear and self-evident, as if by the evidence of the photograph itself. In Scenes in a Library, Carol Armstrong explores the experimental moment, at the inception of the new medium, when the word came to haunt the photographic image and the forty or so years - roughly from the 1840s to the 1880sduring which the photographic image alternately resisted and became assimilated by the printed page."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • 1. Looking Forward to the 1870s: The Natural Method of Photographic Illustration
  • 2. Scene in a Library: The First Photographically Illustrated Book
  • 3. Blueprints for (and against) Scientific Illustration: Anna Atkin's Botanical Albums
  • 4. Photographed and Described: Traveling in the Footsteps of Francis Frith
  • 5. Photographing Literature: Julia Margaret Cameron's Excerpts from Tennyson.
Other information
  • "An October book."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-497) and index.
ISBN
  • 0262011697 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98018193
  • OCLC: 38989716