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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
Genre
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."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maimon, Vered
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Talbot, William Henry Fox
  • Talbot, William Henry Fox
  • Photography
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • COMPUTERS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Photography
Label
Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Columbia University, 2006)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Photographic Imagination -- Part I. British Science and the Conception of Photography: 1. Scientific Method: The Engine of Knowledge; 2. Imagination: The Art of Discovery -- Part II. Botanical Images and Historical Documents: The First Applications of Photography: 3. Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies; 4. History: Displaced Origins and The Pencil of Nature
Control code
ocn932199590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944203
Lccn
2015017705
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1954bjn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932199590
Label
Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph, Vered Maimon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Columbia University, 2006)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Photographic Imagination -- Part I. British Science and the Conception of Photography: 1. Scientific Method: The Engine of Knowledge; 2. Imagination: The Art of Discovery -- Part II. Botanical Images and Historical Documents: The First Applications of Photography: 3. Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies; 4. History: Displaced Origins and The Pencil of Nature
Control code
ocn932199590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944203
Lccn
2015017705
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1954bjn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932199590

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