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Singular images, failed copies : William Henry Fox Talbot and the early photograph

Focusing on early 19th-century England - and on the works and texts of the inventor of paper photography, William Henry Fox Talbot - 'Singular Images, Failed Copies' historicizes the conceptualization of photography in that era as part of a major historical change. Treating photography not...

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Main Author: Maímon, Vered (Author)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2016-2015
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Online Access:http://kunst.proxy.fid-lizenzen.de/fid/upso-ebooks-art/dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.001.0001
Related Items:Erscheint auch als: Singular images, failed copies
Author Notes:Vered Maimon
E-Book Packages:Oxford University Press : Minnesota Scholarship Online / Art
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Summary:Focusing on early 19th-century England - and on the works and texts of the inventor of paper photography, William Henry Fox Talbot - 'Singular Images, Failed Copies' historicizes the conceptualization of photography in that era as part of a major historical change. Treating photography not merely as a medium or a system of representation but also as an epistemology, Vered Maimon challenges today's prevalent association of the early photograph with the camera obscura. Instead, she points to material, formal, and conceptual differences between those two types of images by considering the philosophical and aesthetic premises linked with early photography.
Item Description:Previously issued in print: 2015.. - Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (1 online resource)
ISBN:9781452953526