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Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph

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ISBN: 9781783741298 9781783741281 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0057 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts
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In the wake of Glasgow’s transformation in the nineteenth-century into an industrial powerhouse — the "Second City of the Empire" — a substantial part of the old town of Adam Smith degenerated into an overcrowded and disease-ridden slum. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, Thomas Annan’s photographic record of this central section of the city prior to its demolition in accordance with the City of Glasgow Improvements Act of 1866, is widely recognized as a classic of nineteenth-century documentary photography. Annan’s achievement as a photographer of paintings, portraits and landscapes is less widely known. Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph offers a handy, comprehensive and copiously illustrated overview of the full range of the photographer’s work. The book opens with a brief account of the immediate context of Annan’s career as a photographer: the astonishing florescence of photography in Victorian Scotland. Successive chapters deal with each of the main fields of his activity, touching along the way on issues such as the nineteenth-century debate over the status of photography — a mechanical practice or an artistic one? — and the still ongoing controversies surrounding the documentary photograph in particular. While the text itself is intended for the general reader, extensive endnotes amplify particular themes and offer guidance to readers interested in pursuing them further.

Porträtgalerien auf Papier

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Neuere Geschichte Österreichs ISBN: 9783205208556 Year: DOI: 10.7767/9783205208556 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103513
Subject: History of arts
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Das Sammeln druckgrafischer Bildnisse erfreute sich im 18. Jahrhundert der zunehmenden Wertschätzung einer gebildeten bürgerlichen Sammlerschicht. Auch aristokratische Sammler legten Porträtsammlungen ihrer Ahnen und Zeitgenossen in Klebebänden oder Kassetten an, die mitunter an die 100.000 Einzelbildnisse umfassen konnten.Während sich etwa Prinz Eugen von Savoyen seine Sammlung von Kunsthändlern arrangieren ließ, verbrachten Kaiser Franz I. von Österreich oder Louis-Philippe I. von Frankreich viel Zeit damit, ihre Porträts selbst in eine ideale Ordnung zu überführen.Man begegnet Gliederungen nach Staaten, nach Berufsstand oder nach historischen Epochen – je nach dem Anspruch, den der Sammler an seine Kollektion stellte. Die Ordnungssystematik wurde so zum Medium fürstlicher Repräsentation.

Literary Portraits in the Novels of F. M. Dostoevskij

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Book Series: Vortraege und Abhandlungen zur Slavistik ISBN: 9783876904399 Year: Pages: 128 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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In approaching F. M . Dostoevskij's novels with the express purpose of identifying and determining the function of literary portraiture, one is faced with an unexpected enormous gallery of literary portraits. These are verbal accounts or drawings in words, in which physical appearance and facial expression are described not only to evoke a visual image, but more specifically to discern the inner man. The vast amount of material that came to light in the pursuit of this study has necessitated a selection and omission of equally valid specimens, which would further substantiate that Dostoevskij was a close observer of the physical properties of his characters and that he employed them to delineate psychological and moral disposition.

Porträtgalerien auf Papier

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ISBN: 9783205205296 Year: Pages: 326 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 440
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The portrait collection of Emperor Francis I of Austria (1768-1835) is one of the rare examples of an aristocratic portrait collection that has been preserved. The aim of the study is to shed light on the history of this example of the Habsburgian culture of collecting and to reconstruct the development of the collection. The specific characteristic of the classification system is compared to other reconstructable collections of the 18th century like those of Prince Eugene of Savoy and of Louis Philippe I, King of the French.

Rewriting Academia

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ISBN: 9783653954425 9783653954432 9783631669853 Year: Pages: 442 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Gender Studies --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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From a historical perspective, the full academic establishment of Women’s and Gender Studies is a radical and far-reaching innovation. Decisive impulses have come from the United States, the European unification and globalization. European Women’s and Gender Studies are therefore intimately linked to the English language and Anglophone cultures, as the near untranslatability of «gender» shows. In this volume 25 experts present surveys for their countries with a historical and European contextualization and offer fundamental insights not only for English Studies but also various other disciplines.

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