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Nineteenth-century photographs and architecture : documenting history, charting progress, and exploring the world

Author: Micheline Nilsen
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eschewing the limiting idea that nineteenth-century architecture photography merely reflects functionality, the objective of this collection is to reflect the aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micheline Nilsen
ISBN: 9781409448334 1409448339 2012025013 9782012025011
OCLC Number: 855360856
Description: xvii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Photography and the Discipline of Architecture History: Expanding Vision --
1. The Isolating Still Focus: Photography and Aesthetic Perception in Jacob Burckhardt's Writings / Anne Hultzsch --
2. "Worthy of Being Thus Preserved": American Daguerreotype Views and Preservation of the Past, 1840-1860 / Whitney A. Martinko --
3. History in Albumen, Carbon, and Photogravure: Thomas Annan's Old Glasgow / Robert Evans --
4. Intersecting Routes of Architectural Travel, Photography, and Survey Books in the Nineteenth Century / Sibel Acar --
5. Aerial Views and Panoramas: Photographing the Nineteenth-Century Universal Expositions / John W. Stamper --
6. The Studio Collard and the Barricades of 1871: A Challenge not only to the Architecture of Paris / Michaela Giebelhausen --
7. Blurred Observations: The Late Nineteenth-Century Grand Tour of Captain J. Douglass Kennedy / Eamonn Canniffe --
8. Construction Photography in the Service of International Public Relations: The French Connections / Claude Baillargeon --
9. The Elusive Challenge of Photographing Urban Spaces: Nineteenth-Century Berlin as Exemplar / Douglas Klahr --
pt. 2 Exploring the World --
10. Francis Bedford-Architecture as Nation / Stephanie Spencer --
11. The Antiquarian Gaze: Colonialism, Architecture, and the Imaginative Geographies of Ruins in Nineteenth-Century Irish Photography / Justin Carville --
12. Spanish Architecture Seen by Foreign Photographers of the Nineteenth Century / Helena Perez Gallardo --
13. Romanian Architecture and Cityscape: The Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Photographers / Adrian-Silvan Lonescu --
14. Romanticizing the Uncanny: Ernst Ohlmer's 1873 Photographs of the European-Style Palaces in the Yuanmingyuan / Maureen Warren.
Responsibility: edited by Micheline Nilsen.

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