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American Photography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

American Photography

  • Categories: Art

Presents an overview of the history of American photography, covering how American photographers view the world, the nature of photographic exploitation, experimental techniques, and the works of prominent photographers.

The Death and Life of Main Street
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

The Death and Life of Main Street

For more than a century, the term "Main Street" has conjured up nostalgic images of American small-town life. Representations exist all around us, from fiction and film to the architecture of shopping malls and Disneyland. All the while, the nation has become increasingly diverse, exposing tensions within this ideal. In The Death and Life of Main Street, Miles Orvell wrestles with the mythic allure of the small town in all its forms, illustrating how Americans continue to reinscribe these images on real places in order to forge consensus about inclusion and civic identity, especially in times of crisis. Orvell underscores the fact that Main Street was never what it seemed; it has always been...

The Real Thing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 420

The Real Thing

In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications of familiar objects reigned supreme and realism dominated artistic representation. Reacting against this genteel culture of imitation, a number of artists and intellectuals at the turn of the century were inspired by the machine to create more authentic works of art that were themselves "real things." The resulting tension between a culture of imitation and a culture of authenticity, argues Orvell, has become a defining category in our culture. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author, looking back on the late twentieth century and assessing tensions between imitation and authenticity in the context of our digital age. Considering material culture, photography, and literature, the book touches on influential figures such as writers Walt Whitman, Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Flannery O'Connor
  • Language: en

Flannery O'Connor

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Photography in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Photography in America

From scientific and documentary photography to the more purely aesthetic, the camera has become a part of American culture at every level. Photography in America explores the medium from a variety of angles - portrait, landscape, photojournalism, documentary, creative digital photography, andpostmodern critique of the image - in order to help students understand its impact and meaning. Organized by genres and modes, this text traces the history of a medium considered central to American culture by examining its different uses, going back to its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth centuryand looking forward to its future.

After the Machine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

After the Machine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: Unknown

How the vision of the artist & the edges of modern culture have been changed by the environment of technology.

Flannery O'Connor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Flannery O'Connor

An essential book for critical study of the works of Flannery O'Connor. "The best study of one of the best writers"--Robert Fitzgerald.

American Photography
  • Language: en

American Photography

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1944
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Rethinking the American City
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Rethinking the American City

Whether struggling in the wake of postindustrial decay or reinventing themselves with new technologies and populations, cities have once again moved to the center of intellectual and political concern. Rethinking the American City brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to examine an array of topics that illuminate the past, present, and future of cities. Rethinking the American City offers a lively and fascinating survey of contemporary thinking about cities in a transnational context. Utilizing an innovative format, each chapter opens with an iconic image and includes a brief and provocative essay on a single topic followed by an extended dialogue among all the essayis...

Inventing America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 603

Inventing America

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