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The camera as historian : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918, Elizabeth Edwards

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The camera as historian : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918
Title
The camera as historian
Title remainder
amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Edwards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, hundreds of amateur photographers took part in the photographic survey movement in England. They sought to record the material remains of the English past so that it might be preserved for future generations. In The Camera as Historian, the groundbreaking historical and visual anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards works with an archive of nearly 55,000 photographs taken by 1,000 photographers, mostly unknown until now. She approaches the survey movement and its social and material practices ethnographically. Considering how the amateur photographers understood the value of their project, Edwards links the surveys to concepts of leisure, understandings of the local and the national, and the rise of popular photography. Her examination of how the photographers negotiated between scientific objectivity and aesthetic responses to the past leads her to argue that the survey movement was as concerned with the conditions of its own modernity and the creation of an archive for an anticipated future as it was nostalgic about the imagined past. Including more than 120 vibrant images, The Camera as Historian offers new perspectives on the forces that shaped Victorian and Edwardian Britain, as well as on contemporary debates about cultural identity, nationality, empire, material practices, and art.--Publisher description
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Objects/histories
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  • Photography
  • Great Britain
  • Photographie
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Great Britain
  • Amateurfotografie
  • Bildreportage
  • Dokumentarfotografie
  • Geschichtsbild
  • Fotografie
  • Großbritannien
  • Großbritannien
  • Photography
  • Great Britain
  • Fotografi
  • Amatörfotografi
  • Dokumentärfotografi
Label
The camera as historian : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918, Elizabeth Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sacred monuments of the nation's growth and hope" : amateur photography and imagining the past -- "A credit to yourself and your country" : amateur photographers and the survey and record movement -- Unblushing realism : practices of evidence, style, and archive -- "To be a source of pride" : local histories and national identities -- "Doomed and threatened" : photography, disappearance, and survival -- "To quicken the instincts" : photographs as public history -- Afterlives and legacies : an epilogue
Control code
742017563
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822350903
Lccn
2011027454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)742017563
Label
The camera as historian : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918, Elizabeth Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sacred monuments of the nation's growth and hope" : amateur photography and imagining the past -- "A credit to yourself and your country" : amateur photographers and the survey and record movement -- Unblushing realism : practices of evidence, style, and archive -- "To be a source of pride" : local histories and national identities -- "Doomed and threatened" : photography, disappearance, and survival -- "To quicken the instincts" : photographs as public history -- Afterlives and legacies : an epilogue
Control code
742017563
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822350903
Lccn
2011027454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)742017563

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