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The Resource The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype, Marcy J. Dinius

The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype, Marcy J. Dinius

Label
The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype
Title
The camera and the press
Title remainder
American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype
Statement of responsibility
Marcy J. Dinius
Title variation
American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before most Americans ever saw an actual daguerreotype, they encountered this visual form through written descriptions, published and rapidly reprinted in newspapers throughout the land. In The Camera and the Press, Marcy J. Dinius examines how the first written and published responses to the daguerreotype set the terms for how we now understand the representational accuracy and objectivity associated with the photograph, as well as the democratization of portraiture that photography enabled. Dinius's archival research ranges from essays in popular nineteenth-century periodicals to daguerreotypes of Americans, Liberians, slaves, and even fictional characters. Examples of these portraits are among the dozens of illustrations featured in the book. The Camera and the Press presents new dimensions of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, Herman Melville's Pierre, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Frederick Douglass's The Heroic Slave. Dinius shows how these authors strategically incorporated aspects of daguerreian representation to advance their aesthetic, political, and social agendas. By recognizing print and visual culture as one, Dinius redefines such terms as art, objectivity, sympathy, representation, race, and nationalism and their interrelations in nineteenth-century America."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dinius, Marcy J
Dewey number
810.9/357
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS374.P43
LC item number
D56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography in literature
  • Literature and photography
  • American fiction
  • Daguerreotype
  • Documentary photography
  • Visual communication
  • Public opinion
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Visual communication
  • Public opinion
  • Daguerreotype
  • Documentary photography
  • Literature and photography
  • Photography in literature
  • United States
Label
The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype, Marcy J. Dinius
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Northwestern University) under title: The camera and the pen: daguerreotypy and literature in antebellum America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daguerreotype in Antebellum American popular print -- Daguerreian romanticism: The house of the seven gables and Gabriel Harrison's portraits -- "Some ideal image of the man and his mind": Melville's Pierre and Southworth & Hawes's Daguerreian aesthetic -- Slavery in black and white: daguerreotypy and Uncle Tom's Cabin -- "My daguerreotype shall be a true one": Augustus Washington and the Liberian colonization movement -- Seeing a slave as a man: Frederick Douglass, racial progress, and daguerreian portraiture
Control code
822017912
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206340
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421084
  • 22573/ctt35d9f4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822017912
Label
The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype, Marcy J. Dinius
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Northwestern University) under title: The camera and the pen: daguerreotypy and literature in antebellum America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daguerreotype in Antebellum American popular print -- Daguerreian romanticism: The house of the seven gables and Gabriel Harrison's portraits -- "Some ideal image of the man and his mind": Melville's Pierre and Southworth & Hawes's Daguerreian aesthetic -- Slavery in black and white: daguerreotypy and Uncle Tom's Cabin -- "My daguerreotype shall be a true one": Augustus Washington and the Liberian colonization movement -- Seeing a slave as a man: Frederick Douglass, racial progress, and daguerreian portraiture
Control code
822017912
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206340
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421084
  • 22573/ctt35d9f4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822017912

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