Brought to Light by Corey Keller
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Brought to Light
By Corey Keller

Brought to Light

Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900

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Brought to Light by Corey Keller

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Brought to Light invites readers to step back to a time when photography, X-rays, and movies were new, when forays into the world beneath the skin or the realm beyond our everyday vision captivated scientists and the public alike. In this book, accounts of scientific experimentation blend with stories of showmanship to reveal how developments in 19th-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze. Through a series of 200 vintage images--produced by photographers, scientists, and amateur inventors--this book ultimately traces the rise of popular science. The images demonstrate early experiments with microscopes, telescopes, electricity and magnetism, motion studies, X-rays and radiation, and spirit photography. We learn how these pictures circulated among the public, whether through the press, world's fairs, or theaters. What started out as scientific progress, however, often took on the trappings of magic and superstition, as photography was enlisted to offer visual evidence of clairvoyance, spirits, and other occult influences. With beautifully reproduced plates and engaging narratives, this book embodies the aesthetic pleasures and excitement of the tale it tells.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300142105
ISBN-10: 0300142102
Format: Hardback
(257mm x 229mm x 28mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Corey Keller

Corey Keller is associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Jennifer Tucker is associate professor of History at Wesleyan University. Tom Gunning is professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Maren Groning is Curator of the Photographic Collection at the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

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