Photography and the Great Exhibition

Photography and the Great Exhibition

By: Anthony Hamber (author), Tristram Hunt (foreword_author)Hardback

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This is the first comprehensive study of the diverse role and impact of photography at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, drawing together two decades of research to create a broader understanding of the step-change in image making and distribution represented by The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations - the genesis of the V&A. While the Great Exhibition has received a variety of detailed examinations, its role in exhibiting and furthering the cause and exploitation of photography and its impact on illustration has been largely underappreciated. More broadly, 1851 saw a massive change in information management: in the creation and dissemination of visually based graphic information characterized by images of the building, its contents and their display that collectively constituted the Great Exhibition. Photography played a critical role in this quantum leap.

About Author

Anthony Hamber has been researching the impact of the Great Exhibition through photography for two decades.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781851779833
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781851779833
  • ISBN10: 1851779833

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