The Nineteenth-century Visual Culture Reader

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Vanessa R. Schwartz, Jeannene M. Przyblyski, Routledge
Psychology Press, 2004 - Art - 405 pages

This Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings about the nineteenth century, a key period in contemporary discussion of visual culture.

Exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising the editors suggest that 'modernity' rather than 'modernism' is a valuable way of understanding the changes particular to the visual culture of the time, and they investigate a variety of nineteenth-century images, technologies and visual experiences.

With three specially-written essays about definitions of visual culture as an object of study, the book examines genealogies and introduces key writings about culture from writers living in the nineteenth century itself or from those who scrutinized its visual culture from early in the twentieth century such as Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer.

The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader is organized around key themes:

* technologies of vision
* practices of display and the circulation of images
* cities and the built environment
* visual representations of the past#
* visual representations of catagories of racial, sexual and social differences
* spatial configurations of inside and out, private and public.

Selections include well-known authors and new research by younger scholars to produce a well-balanced and comprehensive collection.

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Contents

Vanessa R Schwartz and Jeannene M Przyblyski
3
Michael L Wilson
26
Sigmund Freud
35
Karl Marx
42
Georg Simmel
51
Siegfried Kracauer
60
PART THREE
71
Gisèle Freund
79
Jennifer Watts
218
photograph unidentified c 1905
223
promotional booklet 1895
224
PART
233
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
250
and her son 1808
260
Joy S Kasson
276
S Hollis Clayson
299

Wolfgang Schivelbusch
92
Tom Gunning
100
PART FOUR
115
James R Ryan
145
Erika Rappaport
151
PART FIVE
165
T J Clark
178
David Henkin
194
Judith Walkowitz
205
David
211
Eric Ames
313
docks n d
316
Marcus Verhagen
327
Lisa Tickner
340
Womens Coronation Procession June 17 1911
343
Ladies Home Journal July 1898
359
Debora L Silverman
371
Revue des arts décoratifs 1900
387
Index
393
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