Book , Print in English
Scenes in a library : reading the photograph in the book, 1843-1875
- Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
- xxiv, 511 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
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- "Today we are so accustomed to seeing photographs wedded to text - whether in the family album or daily newspaper - that the verbal framing of the photograph has become invisible. The text is internalized within the image, and the meaning of the photograph becomes clear and self-evident, as if by the evidence of the photograph itself. In Scenes in a Library, Carol Armstrong explores the experimental moment, at the inception of the new medium, when the word came to haunt the photographic image and the forty or so years - roughly from the 1840s to the 1880sduring which the photographic image alternately resisted and became assimilated by the printed page."--BOOK JACKET.
- 1. Looking Forward to the 1870s: The Natural Method of Photographic Illustration
- 2. Scene in a Library: The First Photographically Illustrated Book
- 3. Blueprints for (and against) Scientific Illustration: Anna Atkin's Botanical Albums
- 4. Photographed and Described: Traveling in the Footsteps of Francis Frith
- 5. Photographing Literature: Julia Margaret Cameron's Excerpts from Tennyson.
- Other information
- "An October book."
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -497) and index.
- 0262011697 (alk. paper)
- Identifying numbers
- LCCN: 98018193
- OCLC: 38989716