Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans

Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans By Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs Images as History Mathew Brady to Walker Evans Winner of the Charles C Eldredge PrizeIn this book Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America s most significant photographs presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural text
  • Title: Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans
  • Author: Alan Trachtenberg
  • ISBN: 9780374522490
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans By Alan Trachtenberg, Winner of the Charles C Eldredge PrizeIn this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America s most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O Sullivan, andWinner of the Charles C Eldredge PrizeIn this book, Alan Trachtenberg reinterprets some of America s most significant photographs, presenting them not as static images but rather as rich cultural texts suffused with meaning and historical content Reading American Photographs is lavishly illustrated with the work of such luminaries as Mathew Brady, Timothy O Sullivan, and Walker Evans pictures that document the American experience from 1839 to 1938 In an outstanding analysis, Trachtenberg eloquently articulates how the art of photography has both followed and shaped the course of American history, and how images captured decades ago provocatively illuminate the present.
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    1. This work offers a comprehensive overview of American photography from the Antebellum period up until the Great Depression


    2. Reading American Photographs is not about photography as such not about images or techniques but about reading photographs as cultural events The photographs Trachtenberg considers are much than simple depiction they provide a remarkable opportunity to observe culture at work.I completely agree with the first two opening lines on the book jacket Reading American Photographs was fascinating because it show how much photography can shape and evolve our perception of events, locations, and people [...]


    3. Alan Trachtenberg takes readers through the first 100 years of photography from Brady and the daguerreotype to Evans portrayal of American society in the early 20th century By featuring the specific works, compilations, artistry, and themes of each era and photographer, Trachtenberg demonstrates how the photograph can be seen as than what the lens depicts Applying his rich literary background and talent, he illustrates how the camera has been employed overtime to produce a distinct cultural con [...]


    4. This book was also required for my History of American Photography class Some aspects I enjoyed was the photographs being included and the historic progression I felt it took a very liberal stance which often bordered Communistic however I know that it broadened my knowledge of the history, time frame, and issues in photography.




    5. I was really into this book back when I first read it in the early 90s I wonder if I would still like it as much


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