American PhotographyBook - 2003
This lively new survey offers fresh insights into 150 years of American photography, placing it in its cultural context for the first time. Orvell examinines this fascinating subject through portraiture and landscape photography, eamily albums and memory, and analyses the particularly'American' way in which American photographers have viewed the world around them.Combining a clear overview of the changing nature of photographic thinking and practice in this period, with an exploration of key concepts, the result is the first coherent history of American photography, which examines issues such as the nature of photographic exploitation, experimentaltechniques, the power of the photograph to shock, and whether we should subscribe to the notion of a visual history.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
Branch Call Number: 779.0973 Orv
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.). --