Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art (American Transnationalism: Perspectives from the Sheldon Museum of Art)

Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art (American Transnationalism: Perspectives from the Sheldon Museum of Art)

By: Sheldon Museum of Art (author), Brandon K. Ruud (editor)Paperback

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In this volume, the Sheldon Museum of Art presents more than one hundred examples from its distinguished photography collection, which contains nearly twenty-five hundred objects. Encompassing the full range of photographic history, Encounters showcases recognized masterpieces, recent acquisitions, and rarely seen treasures by a diverse range of artists, including Berenice Abbott, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Kasebier, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yinka Shonibare, Paul Strand, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Carrie Mae Weems. Encounters explores photography through the lens of transnationalism, highlighting the artistic, cultural, geographic, scientific, and technological conflicts and concurrences that have shaped the modern photographic image. Arranged thematically rather than chronologically, the catalog addresses issues such as tourism, souvenir production, and the search for authenticity in the face of increasing industrialization; the transmission of American, European, and Mexican forms of modernism; gender identity and sexuality; the real and perceived tensions between nature and the built environment; and the convergences of art and science, craft and technology. Images are set within their context by the catalog's principal author, Brandon K. Ruud, and are accompanied by lively, thought-provoking essays by a team of scholars that includes Zeynep Celik, Keith F. Davis, Gregory Nosan, Robert G. O'Meally, Britt Salveson, and the museum's director, Jorge Daniel Veneciano.

About Author

Brandon K. Ruud is the curator of transnational American art at the Sheldon Museum of Art. He is the editor of Karl Bodmer's North American Prints (Nebraska, 2004), which was named a New York Times notable book. More recently, he contributed to the catalogs American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago and Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Photography in Transnational Light by Jorge Daniel Veneciano Between and across Cultures Nature and the Built Environment Rites of Passage Religion and Spirituality Tradition and Modernity Gender, Identity, and Sexuality Contributors Index of Artists and Works

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803245181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780803245181
  • ISBN10: 0803245181

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