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Reading American Photographs

Images As History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans

by Alan Trachtenberg

  • 384 Want to read
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Published by Hill and Wang .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7424265M
ISBN 100374522499
ISBN 109780374522490

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“Alan Trachtenberg's Reading American Photographs Reading American Photographs book fresh and fascinating insights into the household names of phototgraphic history.” ―Cornell Capa “A splendid book [written with] learning and intellectual passion thoroughly gratifying.” ―Alfred Kazin “This is a must read for those interested in culture and by: Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O'Sullivan, and In this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not Reading American Photographs book static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content/5.

Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Walker Evans--pictures that document the American experience from to In an outstanding analysis, Trachtenberg eloquently articulates how the art of photography has both followed and shaped the course of 1/5(1).

“Alan Trachtenberg's Reading American Photographs gives fresh and fascinating insights into the household names of phototgraphic history.” —Cornell Capa “A splendid book [written with] learning and intellectual passion thoroughly gratifying.” —Alfred Kazin “This is a must read for those interested in culture and by:   “Alan Trachtenberg's Reading American Photographs gives fresh and fascinating insights into the household names of phototgraphic history.” —Cornell Capa “A splendid book [written with] learning and intellectual passion thoroughly gratifying.” —Alfred Kazin “This is a must read for those interested in culture and : American Photographs has fallen out of print for long periods of time since it was first published, and even subsequent editions--two of which altered the design and typography of the book in small but significant ways--are often available only at libraries and rare bookstores.

This version, like the fiftieth-anniversary edition produced by the Reviews: Book Description Hill & Wang 11/1/, Paperback or Softback.

Condition: New. Reading American Photographs: Images as History-Mathew Brady to Walker Evans. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS/5(86).

Winner of the Charles C. Eldredge PrizeIn this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content.

Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Walker Evans. Reading American Photographs | Winner of the Charles C.

Eldredge PrizeIn this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America's most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical : Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl.

The most successful section of the work concerns Walker Evans' ""American Photographs."" In analyzing these Depression-era works, Trachtenberg exhibits a depth and organization that are for the most part missing in the earlier pages.

The inclusion of nearly photographs may flesh out the text, but these illustrations were not seen. Following The Pencil of Nature, photographically illustrated books became increasingly ambitious.A prime example is Reports by the Juries, a 4-volume publication that described--and pictured--the Great Exposition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, hosted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in Hyde Park, London in Bound in Russian morocco leather and lined with silk, the Reports.

“Reading American photographs is also a way of reading the past-not just the scenes recorded and the faces immobilized into permanent images, but the past as culture, as ways of thinking and feeling, as experience” ― Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to.

reading and researching photographs. Helena Zinkham. Introduction. Basic visual literacy, the ability to “read” pictorial images, is a fundamental skill necessary for working with photographs. Learning to recognize the general subject matter shown in visual materials is an important first step.

To convey information about photographs as. The last concentrates on Walker Evans’ photos from the s and ‘30s; these, Trachtenberg says, use photography as a political art to present the theme of American anonymity.

The book moves. Pictures of Longing brings more than America–photographs into focus as a moving account of Norwegian migration in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, conceived of and crafted by its photographer-authors to shape and reshape their story.

To clarify the historic nature and the cultural function of the America-photographs, art. This anthology brings together twenty outstanding works of recent scholarship on the history of the visual arts in the United States from the colonial period to The selected essays--all written within the past two decades--reflect the interdisciplinary character of current art historiography in America and the variety of approaches that contribute to the dynamism in the field.5/5(1).

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