xviii, 292 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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111 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
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280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 37 cm
  • Foreword / John L. Hennessy
  • Introduction / Connie Wolf
  • Notes on Carleton Watkins / Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell
  • Notes on process / George Philip LeBourdais
  • Notes on the Stanford albums / John E. Mustain
  • Selections from the Stanford albums. Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862-76)
  • Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66)
  • Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870)
  • Essays. Landscape photography under pressure : Carleton Watkins at Malakoff / Jason D. Weems
  • Lost in the city / Gavin Jones and Judith Richardson
  • Watkins's salvage operation / Elizabeth Hutchinson
  • Malakoff Diggins, North Bloomfield, Nevada Co., Cal. / Robert H. Dawson
  • A most "uncanny" place : Watkins's view of Devil's Canyon / Corey Keller
  • Seabirds : silent no more / Stephen Palumbi
  • Looking back at Watkins / James Clifford
  • Reflections on Mount Watkins and other incompletions / George Philip LeBourdais
  • The sentinels of Yosemite / Barton H. Thompson Jr.
  • Ecologies : trees, fires, and photographs / George Philip LeBourdais
  • Written in water : Carleton Watkins's West / David M. Kennedy
  • Watkins and singularity / Alexander Nemerov
  • Overlooking the Columbia / Erik Steiner
  • How a historian reads a picture / Richard White
  • The complete Stanford albums. Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862-76)
  • Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66)
  • Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870)
  • Checklist
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits.
Born in upstate New York in 1829, Carleton Watkins ventured west in 1848 to strike it rich. Instead of prospecting for gold, Watkins acquired a talent for photography. Through the 1860s and 1870s, Watkins charted the remote American West, and masterfully captured the vast scale and spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Among his most iconic photographs are the dramatic waterfalls, peaks, and valleys of Yosemite Valley. So moving were these images of the Valley that they were instrumental in convincing the 38th U.S. Congress and President Abraham Lincoln to pass the Yosemite Act of 1864, the first official step toward preserving the region and creating a blueprint for America's National Park System. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums presents over 150 images from three of Watkins's albums - Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66), Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862-76), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870) - from the Stanford University Libraries Special Collections. These images represent the definitive collection of Watkins's highest achievements. In addition to the complete albums, the book also features fifteen essays by renowned scholars of the American West, including David M. Kennedy, Alexander Nemerov, and Richard White. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums accompanies an ambitious exhibition of the same name, on view at the Cantor Arts Center from April through August 2014. June 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the congressional act that preserved Yosemite Valley and launched the national park system in the United States. These photographs - feats of innovation and technology at the dawn of photography - evince the beauty, power, and persuasiveness of the great American landscape.
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265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Charles Marville, Hidden in Plain Sight / Sarah Kennel
  • Marville: Before the Streets of Paris / Anne de Mondenard
  • Marville in the Bois de Boulogne / Peter Barberie
  • Marville and Old Paris / Françoise Reynaud
  • Paris on Display: Marville's Photographs at the Universal Exhibitions / Joke de Wolf
  • Timeline
  • Artist's Signatures and Stamps.
Charles Marville (1813-79) is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art to honor his bicentennial, Charles Marville: Photographer of Modernity surveys the artist's entire career. This beautiful book, which begins with the city scenes and architectural studies Marville made throughout France and Germany in the 1850s, and also explores his landscapes and portraits, as well as his photographs of Paris both before and after many of its medieval streets were razed to make way for the broad boulevards, parks, and monumental buildings we have come to associate with the City of Light. Commissioned to record the city in transition, Marville became the official photographer of Paris. Marville has long been an enigma in the history of photography, in part because many of the documents about his life were thought to have been lost in a fire that destroyed Paris' city hall in 1871. Based on meticulous research, this volume offers many new insights into Marville's personal and professional biography, including the central fact that Marville was not his given name. Born Charles-Francois Bossu in 1813, the photographer adopted the pseudonym when he began his career as an illustrator in the 1830s. With five essays by respected scholars, this book offers the first comprehensive examination of Marville's life and career and delivers the much-awaited public recognition his work so richly deserves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226092782 20160612
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382 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
  • A l'est d'Eden -- Jardins japonais. Entre religion et plaisirs, nature et artifice -- L'Inde sans paradis. Quelques remarques sur les parcs et les jardins dans l'Inde ancienne -- Jardinerie et enclos proche-orientaux -- Jardins de palais et de temples. Quelques "mondes clos" égyptiens -- Heurs et malheurs du jardinier dans la littérature sumérienne -- Boutures iraniennes, grecques et levantines -- Il faut cultiver notre jardin : de l'horticulture et de l'impérialisme achéménide -- Sagesses de jardiniers -- Ulysse au paradis, sous le regard du perroquet -- Les pommes d'amour des Hespérides le jardin aux portes du soir -- Paradis, création littéraire et conception du sacré: le jardin merveilleux de Dionysophanès dans les Pastorales de Longos -- Paradis artificiels : le jardin du Vieux de la Montagne dans quelques textes médiévaux arabes et français -- Dans le jardin d'Eden -- Du jardin d'Éden au jardin du Cantique des Cantiques -- Les sexes du jardinier. Quelques spéculations des Anciens sur l'androgynie d'Adam -- Regarder la montagne sacrée: représentations du Paradis dans la tradition chrétienne syrienne -- Hortus conclusus -- Actions sensibles et translatio: la configuration du jardin dans la littérature médiévale.
"L'iconographie profane de rhortus conclusus. jardin. Du côté des Perses également, le monde a d'abord été paradis, jardin clôturé, ordonné, parfait. La condition des mortels découle de l'arrachement à ce premier terreau. L'humain ne cesse d'en repenser la perfection, de la reproduire en autant de paradis miniatures, soumis au besoin de s'approprier le monde et de le dominer. Le présent volume explore la manière dont différentes civilisations ont construit ces mondes clos Éden originel, jardin japonais, verger grec, jardin des assassins ou des délices et comment elles ont inventé, dans la multiplicité chatoyante de ces agencements, le rapport de la nature et de la culture."--P. [4] of cover.
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vii, 277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm.
  • Shadows of ourselves
  • The dead of Antietam
  • Photography before the war
  • Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election
  • Secession and Fort Sumter
  • Early war portraits
  • Missing the picture, Bull Run, 1861-62
  • Gardner and his photographic sketch book
  • Ambrotypes and tintypes
  • Cartes de visite and other paper prints
  • Collecting the wounded
  • Barnard and his views of Sherman's campaign
  • War's end and Lincoln's assassination
  • The slow recovery.
Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nation's deadliest war. If the "War Between the States" was the test of the young republic's commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to end-providing those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield. Photography and the American Civil War features both familiar and rarely seen images that include haunting battlefield landscapes strewn with bodies, studio portraits of armed Confederate and Union soldiers (sometimes in the same family) preparing to meet their destiny, rare multi-panel panoramas of Gettysburg and Richmond, languorous camp scenes showing exhausted troops in repose, diagnostic medical studies of wounded soldiers who survived the war's last bloody battles, and portraits of both Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1863), this beautifully produced book features Civil War photographs by George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, and many others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300191806 20160611
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164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 24 cm
  • Director's foreword / Malcolm Rogers
  • Foreword: Women of images / Michket Krifa
  • Stories we thought we knew / Kristen Gresh
  • Constructing identities : Lalla Essaydi ; Boushra Almutawakel ; Rania Matar ; Shirin Neshat ; Newsha Tavakolian
  • New documentary : Shadi Ghadirian ; Gohar Dashti ; Rana El Nemr ; Tanya Habjouqa ; Rula Halawani ; Nermine Hammam ; Jananne Al-Ani.
"She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. As the Middle East has undergone unparalleled change over the past twenty years, and national and personal identities have been dismantled and rebuilt, these artists have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power. Their provocative images, which range in style from photojournalism to staged and manipulated visions, explore themes of gender stereotypes, war and peace, and personal life, all the while confronting nostalgic Western notions about women of the Orient and exploring the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions.Enhanced with biographical and interpretive essays, and including more than 100 reproductions, this book challenges us to set aside preconceptions about this part of the world and share in the vision of a group of vibrant artists as they claim the right to tell their own stories in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty"--Publisher description.
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176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Over the past few decades, the "pictorial turn" in the natural sciences, prompted by the computer's capacity to produce visual representations, has generated considerable theoretical interest. Poised between their materiality and the abstract level they are meant to convey, scientific images are always intersections of form and meaning. Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010), one of the best-known producers of digital images in scientific and industrial research, was particularly curious about the ways in which the materiality of scientific representation was able to influence the development of the ideas and abstractions the images embodied. Using images and objects found in Mandelbrot's office, this book questions the relationship between the visual and scientific reasoning in fractal geometry and chaos theory, among the most popular fields to use digital scientific imagery in the past century. These unpublished materials offer new connections between the material world and that of mathematical ideas. Work by Adrien Douady and Otto Rossler provides historical depth to the analysis.
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xxv, 310 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
  • Crimean war essay (intentions of the photographer)
  • Abu Ghraib essays (photographs reveal and conceal
  • Photography and reality (captioning, propaganda, and fraud)
  • Civil War (photography and memory).
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240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
  • Satellites in the sky
  • The human body in space
  • Spacecraft: form and function
  • The landscape of space
  • Mid-century modern space.
The late 1950s and early '60s were the golden age of science fiction, an era when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. While science fiction writers expressed the dreams and nightmares of the era in pulp print, real-life rocket engineers worked on making space travel reality. The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions aimed at luring young engineers into their booming workforce. In between the dry articles of trade journals, a new visual vernacular sprang up. Aerospace industry ads pitched the idea that we lived in a moment where anything was possible -- gravity was history, and soon so would be the confines of our solar system. Another Science Fiction presents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, inspiring, and mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy.
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x, 203 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
"Galleries of Friendship and Fame" is the first comprehensive investigation of the origin, development, and practices of 19th-century American photograph albums. In this fascinating book, the author argues that the album - whether functioning as family record, parlour entertainment, social register, national portrait gallery, or advertisement for photography itself - helped transform the nature of self-presentation at the cusp of modernity. This handsome volume examines carte de visite and cabinet card albums from their introduction in the United States in 1861 through the rise of the snapshot at the century's end. By examining a wealth of previously overlooked primary materials, this study offers a completely new understanding of photograph albums, revealing how they emerged, how they were marketed and sold, and how families displayed and told stories through them. "Galleries of Friendship and Fame" addresses the history of technology and innovation, the interconnectedness of the commercial and domestic spheres, and the ways photography helped shape notions of identity, family, and nation in a rapidly changing America.
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xiii, 284 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Building stockade
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Project development
  • Trial offer
  • Supporting documents
  • Prototype
  • End product.
Buckminster Fuller's fame reached its peak in the 1960s and 1970s, when his visionary experiments struck a chord with the counterculture and his charismatic personality provided the media with a good story - that of a genius who could play the role of artist, scientist, and entrepreneur all at once. In "Becoming Bucky Fuller", Loretta Lorance shows that Fuller's career did not begin with the lofty goals hailed by his admirers, and that, in fact, Fuller's image as guru and prophet was as carefully constructed as a geodesic dome. Fuller (1895-1983) determined early on how the story of his life in the 1920s and 1930s should be portrayed. But, drawing on a close reading of Fuller's personal papers (in particular, the multivolume scrapbook, Chronofile), Lorance looks at Fuller's first independent project, the Dymaxion House, and finds that what really happened differs from the authorized version. According to Fuller himself and most secondary sources, after a series of personal crises in the 1920s - including the death of his young daughter, thoughts of suicide, and a 'year of silence' during which he pondered his purpose in life - Fuller resolved to devote himself to the betterment of society by offering the public economical, efficient, modern manufactured housing. But the private papers tell a different story; one of his initial motivations for designing the Dymaxion House was simply to make money from its manufacture. When that didn't work, Fuller began to emphasize its possibilities rather than its practicalities. By the mid-1930s, Lorance shows, Fuller the public figure had gone from being an entrepreneur with a product to being a visionary with an idea. He had become Bucky Fuller.
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viii, 360 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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viii, 256 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
The phrase 'designed landscape' is generally associated with the great parks and gardens of the post-medieval period, with grand country houses surrounded by parkland, such as Chatsworth and Longleat. However, recent research has made it clear that its origins lie much further back than that, in the middle ages, and numerous examples have been identified. This book offers the first full-length survey of designed medieval landscapes, not just the settings for castles, but for palaces, manor houses and monastic institutions.Gardens and pleasure grounds gave their owners sensory enjoyment; lakes, ponds and walkways created routes of approach that displayed residences to best effect; deer parks were stunning backdrops and venues for aristocratic enjoyment; and peacocks, swans, rabbits and doves were some of the many species which lent these landscapes their elite appearance. Richly illustrated with plans, maps, and photographs of key sites showing what can still be seen today. Dr. Oliver Creighton is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter.
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xxiv, 355 leaves, bound.
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[168] p. : col. ill. ; 39 cm.
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xiii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Humans have long turned to gardens - both real and imaginary - for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. With "Gardens", Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history. Alive with the echoes and arguments of Western thought, "Gardens" is a fitting continuation of the intellectual journeys of Harrison's earlier classics, "Forests" and "The Dominion of the Dead". Voltaire famously urged us to cultivate our gardens; with this compelling volume, Harrison reminds us of the nature of that responsibility - and its enduring importance to humanity.
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263 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
  • Esteemed art-loving reader ; Preface
  • An exceptional life ; A bird's-eye view
  • Early fame ; Frankfurt and Nuremberg
  • Beauty in miniature ; Florilegia and caterpillar books
  • Religious vocation ; Prayer and research
  • The family firm ; Amsterdam
  • Daughters ; Working Methods
  • Suriname ; 'A hot, wet land'
  • Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium ; Three different 'hands'
  • Paramaribo and St Petersburg ; Conclusion
  • Scientific names of the plants and animals.
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xxv, 169 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1893
  • Patients
  • Nurses
  • Architects and doctors
  • Modernisms.
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247p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
This is the compelling story of the collaboration of the most important husband-and-wife team in the history of photography; a lavishly illustrated critical assessment of their lifelong project of documenting the industrial landscape of the twentieth century. Bernd and Hilla Becher's lifetime project of documenting the industrial landscape of our time secures their position in the canon of postwar photographers. Their work - at once conceptual art, typological study, and topological documentation - has influenced German photographers of a younger generation, including Thomas Struth, Thomas Demand, Candida Hofer, Thomas Ruff, and Andreas Gursky. This compelling, exhaustively documented biography describes the Bechers' life and work and offers a critical assessment of their place in the history of photography. Becher scholar Susanne Lange, granted access to the photographers' archives and quoting extensively from interviews with them, writes the first sustained analysis and biography of the Bechers' extraordinary partnership. She discusses, among other topics, both the functionalist and aesthetic dimensions of the Bechers' subject matter, their typologizing (which she finds reminiscent of nineteenth-century naturalists' classificatory schemes), and the anonymous industrial building style favored by German architects. She argues that industrial building types impose themselves on our consciousness as the cathedral did on that of the Middle Ages, and that the Bechers' photographs - which seem at first glance only to record a vanishing landscape - serve to examine this shaping of our perceptions. Their work provides us with a rare opportunity to see how we see. "Bernd and Hilla Becher: Life and Work", with 53 duotone plates and more than 200 additional illustrations, is the first book to delve deeply into the sources and vision behind the evocative and melancholy beauty of the Bechers' work. It will be indispensable both as a reference for students of postwar German photography and as a guide for readers who want to know how to approach the Bechers' monumental project.
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