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How the other half looks : the lower east side and the afterlives of images

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; How the Other Half Looks: A Preview; Object Lesson: Halftone and the Other Half; 1. On Whose Watch?: Animation, Arrest, and the Subject of the Ghetto; 2. On Location: D.W. Griffith, Early Film, and the Lower East Side; 3. What Bec...

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Main Author: Blair, Sara (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press , [2018]
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Online Access:http://kunst.proxy.fid-lizenzen.de/fid/jstor-ebooks-art/www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctvc777t9
Related Items:Erscheint auch als: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOOKS
Author Notes:Sara Blair
License Package:JSTOR E-Books in Art, Design and Photography
Notes:FID-Lizenz "FID Kunst, Fotografie, Design" (keine Universitätslizenz)
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Summary:Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; How the Other Half Looks: A Preview; Object Lesson: Halftone and the Other Half; 1. On Whose Watch?: Animation, Arrest, and the Subject of the Ghetto; 2. On Location: D.W. Griffith, Early Film, and the Lower East Side; 3. What Becomes an Icon?: Photography and the Poverty of Modernism; 4. Looking Back: Henry Roth, Ben Shahn, and the Interwar Ghetto; 5. Writers' Blocks: Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, and the Territory of the Image; 6. Remediating the Lower East Side: Dystopia and the Ends of Representation; Coda How We Look Now.
New York City's Lower East Side, long viewed as the space of what Jacob Riis notoriously called the "other half," was also a crucible for experimentation in photography, film, literature, and visual technologies. This book takes an unprecedented look at the practices of observation that emerged from this critical site of encounter, showing how they have informed literary and everyday narratives of America, its citizens, and its possible futures. Taking readers from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Sara Blair traces the career of the Lower East Side as a place where image-makers, writers, and social reformers tested new techniques for apprehending America--and their subjects looked back, confronting the means used to represent them. This dynamic shaped the birth of American photojournalism, the writings of Stephen Crane and Abraham Cahan, and the forms of early cinema. During the 1930s, the emptying ghetto opened contested views of the modern city, animating the work of such writers and photographers as Henry Roth, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn. After World War II, the Lower East Side became a key resource for imagining poetic revolution, as in the work of Allen Ginsberg and LeRoi Jones, and exploring dystopian futures, from Cold War atomic strikes to the death of print culture and the threat of climate change. How the Other Half Looks reveals how the Lower East Side has inspired new ways of looking-and looking back-that have shaped literary and popular expression as well as American modernity
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:1 Online-Ressource (xiii, 281 pages) illustrations, maps
ISBN:9781400889242
1400889243