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The Resource Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon

Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon

Label
Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph
Title
Singular images, failed copies
Title remainder
William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph
Statement of responsibility
Vered Maimon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on early nineteenth-century England-and on the works and texts of the inventor of paper photography, William Henry Fox Talbot-Singular Images, Failed Copies historicizes the conceptualization of photography in that era as part of a major historical change.Treating photography not merely as a medium or a system of representation but also as an epistemology, Vered Maimon challenges today's prevalent association of the early photograph with the camera obscura. Instead, she points to material, formal, and conceptual differences between those two types of images by considering the philosophical and aesthetic premises linked with early photography. Through this analysis she argues that the emphasis in Talbot's accounts on the removal of the "artist's hand" in favor of "the pencil of nature" did not mark a shift from manual to "mechanical" and more accurate or "objective" systems of representation.In Singular Images, Failed Copies, Maimon shows that the perception of the photographic image in the 1830s and 1840s was in fact symptomatic of a crisis in the epistemological framework that had informed philosophical, scientific, and aesthetic thought for two centuries. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR183
LC item number
.M336 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Columbia University, 2006)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsIntroduction: The Photographic Imagination -- Part I -- 1. Method: The Engine of Knowledge -- 2. Imagination: The Art of Discovery -- Part II -- 3. Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies -- 4. History: Displaced Origins and The Pencil of Nature -- Acknowledgments -- Appendixes -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780816694716
Lccn
2015017705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651074
Label
Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon
Publication
Note
Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Columbia University, 2006)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsIntroduction: The Photographic Imagination -- Part I -- 1. Method: The Engine of Knowledge -- 2. Imagination: The Art of Discovery -- Part II -- 3. Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies -- 4. History: Displaced Origins and The Pencil of Nature -- Acknowledgments -- Appendixes -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780816694716
Lccn
2015017705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651074

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