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The Resource Transporting visions : the movement of images in early America, Jennifer L. Roberts

Transporting visions : the movement of images in early America, Jennifer L. Roberts

Label
Transporting visions : the movement of images in early America
Title
Transporting visions
Title remainder
the movement of images in early America
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Transporting visions' follows pictures as they traveled through and over the swamps, forests, towns, oceans, and rivers of British America and the U.S. between 1760 and 1860. Taking seriously the complications involved in moving pictures through the physical world - the sheer bulk and weight of artworks, the long delays inherent in long-distance reception, the perpetual threat to the stability and mnemonic capacity of images, the uneasy mingling of artworks with other kinds of things in transit - Jennifer L. Roberts forges a model for a material history of visual communication in early America. Focusing on paintings and prints by John Singleton Copley, John James Audubon, and Asher B. Durand that were designed with mobility in mind, Roberts shows how an analysis of such imagery opens new perspectives on the most fundamental problems of early American commodity circulation, geographic expansion, and social cohesion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Jennifer L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
R625 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Visual communication
  • Visual communication
  • Kulturvermittlung
  • Kunst
  • Transport
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Britisch-Nordamerika
  • USA
Label
Transporting visions : the movement of images in early America, Jennifer L. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) 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
Introduction : long-distance pictures -- Dilemmas of delivery in Copley's Atlantic -- Audubon's burden : materiality and transmission in the Birds of America -- Gathering moss : Asher B. Durand and the deceleration of landscape -- Epilogue : material visual culture
Control code
854857916
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780520251847
Lccn
2013025709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)854857916
Label
Transporting visions : the movement of images in early America, Jennifer L. Roberts
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) 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
Introduction : long-distance pictures -- Dilemmas of delivery in Copley's Atlantic -- Audubon's burden : materiality and transmission in the Birds of America -- Gathering moss : Asher B. Durand and the deceleration of landscape -- Epilogue : material visual culture
Control code
854857916
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780520251847
Lccn
2013025709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)854857916

Library Locations

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      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
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