The Resource Meaningful places : landscape photographers in the nineteenth-century American West, Rachel McLean Sailor

Meaningful places : landscape photographers in the nineteenth-century American West, Rachel McLean Sailor

Label
Meaningful places : landscape photographers in the nineteenth-century American West
Title
Meaningful places
Title remainder
landscape photographers in the nineteenth-century American West
Statement of responsibility
Rachel McLean Sailor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era. Art historian Rachel Sailor points out that most photographers in the West were engaged in producing images for their local communities. These pictures didn't just entertain the settlers but gave them a way to understand their new home. Photographs could help the settlers adjust to their new circumstances by recording the development of a place--revealing domestication, alteration, and improvement. The book explores the cultural complexity of regional landscape photography, western places, and local sociopolitical concerns. Photographic imagery, like western paintings from the same era, enabled Euro-Americans to see the new landscape through their own cultural lenses, shaping the idea of the frontier for the people who lived there"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
770.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR660
LC item number
.S26 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Meaningful places : landscape photographers in the nineteenth-century American West, Rachel McLean Sailor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Daguerreotypy and the Landscape: Thomas Easterly, St. Louis, and the Big Mound; 2: Landscape Cartes de Visite: Joel Whitney, Hiawatha, and Minnehaha Falls; 3: Wet Plate Collodion and Western Monuments: Peter Britt and Crater Lake; 4: The Photographic Album: Solomon Butcher in Custer County, Nebraska; 5: Performing the Pioneer: The Kolbs, the Grand Canyon, Photographic Self-Representation, and Moving Pictures
  • 6: Frontier Photography and Early Modernism: Ansel Adams's Sierra Nevada: The John Muir TrailAfterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
Control code
ocn869735806
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306398862
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
571137
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29721751
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869735806
  • pebcs0826354238

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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