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The Resource A staggering revolution : a cultural history of thirties photography, John Raeburn

A staggering revolution : a cultural history of thirties photography, John Raeburn

Label
A staggering revolution : a cultural history of thirties photography
Title
A staggering revolution
Title remainder
a cultural history of thirties photography
Statement of responsibility
John Raeburn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1930s, the world of photography was unsettled, exciting, and boisterous. John Raeburn's A Staggering Revolution recreates the energy of the era by surveying photography's rich variety of innovation, exploring the aesthetic and cultural achievements of its leading figures, and mapping the paths their pictures blazed public's imagination. While other studies of thirties photography have concentrated on the documentary work of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), no previous book has considered it alongside so many of the decade's other important photographic projects. A Staggering Revolution includes individual chapters on Edward Steichen's celebrity portraiture; Berenice Abbott's Changing New York project; the Photo League's ethnography of Harlem; and Edward Weston's western landscapes, made under the auspices of the first Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a photographer. It also examines Margaret Bourke-White's industrial and documentary pictures, the collective undertakings by California's Group f.64, and the fashion magazine specialists, as well as the activities of the FSA and the Photo League. Raeburn's expansive study explains how the democratic atmosphere of thirties photography nourished innovation and encouraged new heights of artistic achievement. It also produced the circumstances that permitted artful photography to become such a thriving public enterprise during the decade. A Staggering Revolution offers an illuminating analysis of the sociology of photography's art world and its galleries and exhibitions, but also demonstrates the importance of the novel venues created by impresarios and others that proved essential to photography's extraordinary dissemination. These new channels, including camera magazines and annuals, volumes of pictures enhanced by text, and omnibus exhibitions in unconventional spaces, greatly expanded photography's cultural visibility. They also made its enthusiastic audience larger and more heterogeneous than ever before - or since."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raeburn, John
Dewey number
770.973/09043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TR653
LC item number
.R34 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Photography, Artistic
  • United States
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Photography, Artistic
  • United States
Label
A staggering revolution : a cultural history of thirties photography, John Raeburn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-359) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebirth of photography in the thirties -- Disestablishing Stieglitz -- Group f.64 and the problem of California photography -- An eastern beachhead -- Edward Steichen and celebrity photography -- MoMA's big top show -- Camera periodicals and the popular audience -- Culture morphology in Berenice Abbott's New York -- Farm Security Administration photography and the dilemmas of art -- Farm Security Administration photography in the aura of art -- The nation's newsstands -- The photo league, Lewis Hine, and the Harlem document -- Seeing California with Edward Weston -- Photography at high tide
Control code
815477962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 370 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c93d9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815477962
Label
A staggering revolution : a cultural history of thirties photography, John Raeburn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-359) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebirth of photography in the thirties -- Disestablishing Stieglitz -- Group f.64 and the problem of California photography -- An eastern beachhead -- Edward Steichen and celebrity photography -- MoMA's big top show -- Camera periodicals and the popular audience -- Culture morphology in Berenice Abbott's New York -- Farm Security Administration photography and the dilemmas of art -- Farm Security Administration photography in the aura of art -- The nation's newsstands -- The photo league, Lewis Hine, and the Harlem document -- Seeing California with Edward Weston -- Photography at high tide
Control code
815477962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 370 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c93d9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815477962

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