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Photography and the American scene

R. Taft

Photography and the American scene

a social history, 1839-1889

by R. Taft

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This book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West-a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century. The story begins just a few years after the invention of the daguerreotype in , as pioneering photographers followed American troops into the Mexican-American War. Nov 24,  · 'Essential Witness' features photographs from Jim Shaugnessy's 60 years documenting the evolution of the North American railroad. Photography (photo of the book for in wintry scene Author: Allison Meier.

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Oct 13,  · The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of over superb images that represent the world’s best photographers from the mid—nineteenth century to today. Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Brand: Phaidon Press. In his book, American Sniper, Kyle describes his longest successful shot: in , outside Sadr City, he killed an insurgent sniper aiming at other members of the U.S. military with "a straight-up luck shot" from his McMillan TAC sniper rifle from about 2, yards (1, m) Silver Star (1), Bronze Star Medal (Valor) (4), .

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About illustrations. Index. Covers chippedCited by: Jun 24,  · Photography and the American Scene: A Social History, [Robert Taft] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying by: Jun 24,  · A detailed, informed and well illustrated history of the early days of photography in the United States.

From the very first uses of the daguerreotype process barely weeks after its unveiling in France, to the early American scientists and photographers using the new medium and the first photo studios in the northeastern states, to the first photographers recording the western frontier Reviews: 6.

Photography and the American Scene book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The basic book on American photography as art, recordin /5. Acls History E Book Project, - Photography - pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a review.

LibraryThing Review User Review - j-b-colson - LibraryThing Photography and the American Scene: A Social History, Robert Taft Snippet view - Photography and the American scene: a social history, Oct 06,  · Robert Taft, Photography and the American Scene—A Social History –, Dover Publications, New York, ISBN: Library of Congress Format: Ebook/DAISY texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

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Photography and the American Civil War features both familiar and rarely seen images that include haunting battlefield landscapes strewn with bodies, studio portraits of armed Confederate and Union soldiers (sometimes in the same family) preparing to meet their destiny, rare multi-panel panoramas of Gettysburg and Richmond, languorous camp scenes showing exhausted troops in repose, diagnostic medical studies of wounded soldiers who survived the war’s last bloody battles, and portraits Cited by: 6.

Feb 13,  · 'Americans': The Book That Changed Photography InRobert Frank's The Americans dramatically altered how photographers looked through viewfinders and how Americans. (Steidl edition) The Americans is a photographic book by Robert Frank which was highly influential in post-war American photography.

It was first published in France inand the following year in the United States. The photographs were notable for their distanced view of both high and low strata of American festivous-ilonse.comher: Robert Delpire, Grove Press, Steidl. First published inRobert Frank’s masterpiece still holds up — the selection of photos, and their sequence and pacing is fresh, rich, generous, and stunning.

Editor’s note: We re-publish this book review from in memory of Robert Frank, who just died at age 94 on September 9, Photography and the American Scene: A Social History, by Robert Taft and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at years of American photography come alive in this exciting new book, placing it in its cultural context for the first time.

Orvell examines this fascinating subject through a wide range of well known and less-well known images. He ranges from portraiture and landscape photography, family albums and memory, and analyses the particularly 'American' way in which American photographers have.

Jan 29,  · Journal of American Studies `Coverage is remarkably comprehensive The research apparatus of the book is excellent The prose is clear and engaging and at points compelling From his [Orvell's] best chapter on photography and society emerges a voice which is not simply descriptive but urgent.' Journal of American Studies /5(14).

Genre painting flourished in the U.S. during the midth century. These narrative scenes depicting the everyday activities of stock or typed characters captivated American audiences. Delineating distinctly American characters, often through the exploration of racial, regional, or class differences, genre.

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Score. A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Jan 22,  · Buy This Photography Book If: You want to learn how to take control of your exposure even in the trickiest situations.

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Note that this is a list for books about FILM photography. Film differs greatly from digital cameras and is becoming a dying art, unfortunately. Digital cameras replaced film in but digital is inferior; it's blocky, it has "noise reduction" which leads to less sharp, colorful images and photos can easily be lost or deleted off memory cards.

Jan 01,  · An excellent book taking a thematic approach to explore the history of American photography. I wasn't reading to remember the details, but I feel I learned a lot about the purpose of photography, its multiplicity of uses, and how it's changed over time.

It has also forced (in a good way) me to reconsider the role the image plays in my life.4/5. Top 20 Photography Books to Improve Your Skills Why You Should Be Reading These Photography Books I started writing this blog because I found it difficult to learn a lot from the internet.

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Novak argues that while realism may seem to make claims to particularity and individuality, both in fiction and in photography, it relies much more on typicality than on perfect reproduction. Illustrated with many photographs, this book repre.