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Art History Through the Camera's Lens : Documenting the Image - Helene E. Roberts

Art History Through the Camera's Lens

Documenting the Image

Hardcover Published: 12th January 1996
ISBN: 9782881246425
Number Of Pages: 430

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Photography of art has served as a basis for the reconstruction of works of art and as a vehicle for the dissemination and reinterpretation of art. This book provides the first definitive treatment of the subject, with essays from noted authorities in the fields of art history, architecture, and photography. The essays explore the many meanings of photography as documentation for the art historian, inspiration for the artist, and as a means of critical interpretation of works of art. Art History Through the Camera's Lens will be important reading for students, historians, librarians, and curators of the visual arts. Readership: Academics and professionals in the areas of art history, history of photography, archival management, archaeology, historiography, philosophy of art, and critical theory.

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"'Art History Through the Camera's Lens effectively explores the dependent relationship between photography and art history from their beginnings in the nineteenth century, a relationship that also made possible the development of connoisseurship, lectures with paired lantern slides, the critical history of images, and the art book.'." -Richard Brillant of Columbia University, New York "'These essays provide a most welcome historical assessment of fundamental aspects of the photography of art.'." -Egbert Haverkamp-Bergemann of Institute of Fine Arts, New York University "An important first step in the interrogation of photography as a formative influence within the discipline of art history....A much-needed and welcome addition to the study of photography and its seminal influences on contemporary and historic practices." -Glenn G. Willumson of Victorian Studies

Introduction to the Series
Introductory Essay: "We May Imagine It": Living with Photographic Reproduction at the End of Our Centuryp. 3
The "Ruland/Raphael Collection"p. 37
Plane Surfaces and Solid Bodies: Reproducing Three-Dimensional Art in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 59
The Use of Photography by Nineteenth-Century Art Historiansp. 89
Documents in the History of Visual Documentationp. 123
Windows to the American Past: Lantern Slides as Historic Evidencep. 133
Connoisseurship and Photography: The Methodology of Mojmir Frintap. 153
A Slide Collection of Constable's Paintings: The Art Historian's Need for Visual Documentationp. 179
Thoughts of an Art Historian/Photographer on the Relationship of His Two Disciplinesp. 217
Photography as an Aid in Restoration: The Wall Paintings at Horyu-jip. 249
Old Photography and the Yuanmingyuanp. 263
Walter Hege (1893-1955): "Race Art Photographer" and/or "Master of Photography"?p. 283
Rossetti's Reputation: A Study of the Dissemination of His Art through Photographsp. 317
Bunched Images Begetting Ideasp. 349
Contributorsp. 389
Indexp. 393
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ISBN: 9782881246425
ISBN-10: 2881246427
Series: Documenting the Image
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 12th January 1996
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1

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