A richer, more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography
Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, Photography: A Cultural History, 4/e surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium's multifold developments and see the historical and cultural contexts in which photographers lived and worked. Mary Marien's comprehensive survey shows how photography has sharpened, if not altered forever, our perception of the world. It provides a unique focus on contemporary photo-based work and electronic media.
The book was written to introduce students to photography, requiring no previous technical knowledge of photography. The fourth edition has been revised to include new material and to expand topics that have received recent scholarly and public attention. Material on the history of photography in China, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present, has been added throughout the new edition. For the first time, adopting instructors may receive access to a PowerPoint set containing many images from the book.
Mary Warner Marien is a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University New York where she teaches courses on photographic history as well as on art criticism and its history. In 2008 she won an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer award for her continuing work on the history and theory of documentary photography and is the author of 'Photography and its Critics' (Cambridge University Press, 1997) as well as numerous articles on the history of photography.
In This Section: I) Brief Table of Contents II) Detailed Table of Contents I) Brief Table of Contents PART ONE: PHOTOGRAPHY'S DOUBLE INVENTION Chapter 1. The Origins of Photography (to 1839) Chapter 2. The Second Invention of Photography (1839- 1854) PART TWO: THE EXPANDING DOMAIN (1854-1880) Chapter 3. Popular Photography and the Aims of Art Chapter 4. Imaging of the Social World Chapter 5. Science and Social Science PART THREE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND MODERNITY (1880-1918) Chapter 6. The Great Divide Chapter 7. Modern Life PART FOUR: A NEW VISION (1918-1945) Chapter 8.Art and the Age of Mass Media Chapter 9. Documentary Expression and Popular Photography PART FIVE: THROUGH THE LENS OF CULTURE (1945-1975) Chapter 10. The Human Family Chapter 11. The Cold War Era PART SIX: CONVERGENCES (1975 TO THE PRESENT) Chapter 12. Globalism, Technology, and Social Change Chapter 13. The Culture of Critique Chapter 14. Into the Twenty-First Century II) Detailed Table of Contents PART ONE: PHOTOGRAPHY'S DOUBLE INVENTION Chapter 1. The Origins of Photography (to 1839) Before Photography The Invention of "Photographies" Responses to the Announcement of the Daguerreotype The Politics of Invention Chapter 2. The Second Invention of Photography (1839- 1854) The Second Invention Photography and the Sciences Recording Events with the Camera War and Photography Expeditionary and Travel Photography Portraiture and the Camera Photography and Fiction PART TWO: THE EXPANDING DOMAIN (1854-1880) Chapter 3. Popular Photography and the Aims of Art Photographic Societies, Publications, and Exchange Clubs 79 The Stereograph The Carte-de-Visite Art and Photography Photography as a Fine Art Women Behind the Camera Chapter 4. Imaging of the Social World War and Photography Later Conflicts Topographical Surveys and Photography Chapter 5. Science and Social Science Photography and the Social Sciences 143 Photography in Medicine and Science 154 PART THREE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND MODERNITY (1880-1918) Chapter 6. The Great Divide Mass Media and Mass Markets 165 The Challenge for Art Photography Pictorialism Chapter 7. Modern Life The Modern City Science and Photography Photography, Social Science, and Exploration War and Revolution PART FOUR: A NEW VISION (1918-1945) Chapter 8.Art and the Age of Mass Media Photojournalism Revolutionary Art: The Soviet Photograph Dada and After Surrealist Photography Experimental Photography and Advertising California Modern Chapter 9. Documentary Expression and Popular Photography The Origins of Documentary Popular Science/Popular Art World War II War and Photography PART FIVE: THROUGH THE LENS OF CULTURE (1945-1975) Chapter 10. The Human Family The Family of Man Cultural Relativism and Cultural Resistance Photographing the Atomic Bomb Chapter 11. The Cold War Era Annihilation, Alienation, Abstraction: America Technology and Media in Postwar America Photography in Art The Czar's Pantheon PART SIX: CONVERGENCES (1975 TO THE PRESENT) Chapter 12. Globalism, Technology, and Social Change Photography and the Global Experience Photography, Nature, and Science Post-Photography The Predicaments of Social Concern Neutral Vision The Look of Politics Chapter 13. The Culture of Critique The New Social Documentary The Postmodern Era Family Pictures Nature and the Body Politic Enter Fashion The Passing of Postmodernism Chapter 14. Into the Twenty-First Century War and Photography The Past in the Present The Medium of the Moment Science and Society Pre-Production/Post-Production Screens and Platforms Epilogue