The Camera as Historian
Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918
By (author) Elizabeth Edwards
Normal Price: $48.94
Your Price: $44.04 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $4.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Camera as Historian by Elizabeth Edwards
Book DescriptionIn the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, hundreds of amateur photographers took part in the photographic survey movement in England. They sought to record the material remains of the English past so that it might be preserved for future generations. In The Camera as Historian, the groundbreaking historical and visual anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards works with an archive of nearly 55,000 photographs taken by 1,000 photographers, mostly unknown until now. She approaches the survey movement and its social and material practices ethnographically. Considering how the amateur photographers understood the value of their project, Edwards links the surveys to the rise of popular photography, concepts of leisure, and understandings of the local and the national. Her examination of how the photographers negotiated between scientific objectivity and aesthetic responses to the past leads her to argue that the survey movement was as concerned with the conditions of its own modernity and the creation of an archive for an anticipated future as it was nostalgic about the imagined past. Including more than 120 duotone images, The Camera as Historian offers new perspectives on the forces that shaped Victorian and Edwardian Britain, as well as contemporary debates about cultural identity, nationality, empire, material practices, and art.
Buy Camera as Historian book by Elizabeth Edwards from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780822351047
Classification: Photographic equipment & techniques , British & Irish history , Cultural studies
Format: Paperback (251mm x 203mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls by A. H. Thomas
Originally published in 1943, this book presents the Plea and Memoranda rolls preserved in the archive of the City of London.
1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo by Stephen Bates
A kaleidoscopic picture of British society in the year of the Battle of Waterloo, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of a defining moment in modern British history.
London Lives by Tim Hitchcock
Surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world.
Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls by A. H. Thomas» View more books like these...
Originally published in 1926, this book presents the content of 102 rolls preserved among the archives of the City of London.
Books By Author Elizabeth Edwards
English-language Poetry from Wales 1789-1806, Paperback (February 2013)
This new selection of Anglophone Welsh poetry presents a range of literary responses to the French Revolution and the ensuing wars with France, a period in which Wales and its history became prime imaginative territory for poets of all political sympathies.
Resilience, Paperback / softback (July 2010)
The bestselling author of "Saving Graces" shares her inspirational message onthe challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.
Visual Sense, Paperback (November 2008)
Presents a series of readings which offer a range of alternatives to conventional psychological and social scientific approaches to the study of the ocular. This book highlights the multitude of ways in which vision is linked to the other senses by virtue of being embedded in complex cultural processes.
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Elizabeth Edwards
From a psychiatrist who has spent the past thirty-five years listening to other people's most intimate problems and struggles, here is a generous and gentle alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Camera as Historian book by Elizabeth Edwards and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Elizabeth Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards is Professor of Photographic History and Director of the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University in Leicester. From 1988 until 2005, she was Head of Photograph and Manuscript Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford, where she was also a Lecturer in Visual Anthropology. Edwards is the author of "Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology, and Museums"; editor of "Anthropology and Photography, 1860-1920"; and a co-editor of "Photography, Anthropology and History"; "Visual Sense: The Cultural Reader"; and "Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Material Culture and the Senses."
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.