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Disillusioned : Victorian photography and the discerning subject / Jordan Bear.

Author/creator Bear, Jordan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Descriptionxiv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction: the history of photography and the problem of knowledge -- See for yourself : visual discernment and photography's appearance -- Shadowy organization : combination photography, illusion, and conspiracy -- Same time tomorrow : serial photographs and the structure of industrial vision -- Hand in hand : gender and collaboration in Victorian photography -- Signature style : Francis Frith and the rise of corporate photographic authorship -- Indistinct relics : discerning the origins of photography -- The limits of looking : the tiny, distant, and rapid subjects of photography. Conclusion : "normal" photography : the legacy of a history.
Abstract "Examines how photographic trickery in the 1850s and 1860s participated in the fashioning of the modern subject. Integrates images of the Victorian period into a new and expansive interpretive framework by locating specific mechanisms of photographic deception"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2014031329
ISBN9780271065014 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN027106501X (cloth : alk. paper)

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