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Riassunto: Since its beginnings, photography has been a resource for anthropologists in the recording of ethnographic data. This book looks at the significance and relevance of still photography in British anthropology from about 1860 until 1920. It examines how photography provides evidence of the past and how this evidence is used in conjunction with more traditional forms of anthropological information and it considers the reflexive and critical nature of the photographic "way of seeing" within anthropology. The book opens with five esays on the nature of photography, visual perception, theoretical and historical approaches to anthropological photography and the photograph as a document. These are followed by 20 shorter essays by leading anthropologists and historians with special interest in visual representation. The essays examine the content and historical contexts of a range of 157 photographs, drawn mainly from RAI collections, many reproduced for the first time. The book as a whole establishes the intellectual and anthropological frameworks for the analysis of specific photogrpahs and articulates a body of ideas about photogrpahy and the way in which it was perceived in anthropology. It stresses the complex nature of the photographic message and its interpretation within anthropology in a way that is as relevant to modern material as it is to the historical.
From Library Journal:
These 25 erudite essays by a host of professionals attempt to decipher the co-emergent histories of two relatively new disciplines: anthropology and photography. This is no simple task. The book, which was produced in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, may appear to be coffee-table material, but it is in fact dense, analytical, and yet highly philosophical. It raises many more questions than it can possibly answer about the use of photography in anthropology. Nevertheless, this extremely valuable study fosters a clearer perspective on the subject than other texts. Unlike a textbook, which dices major issues into apparently simple forms, the thinking here is synthetic and realistically bewildering. Highly useful for students in a variety of fields, including library science and museum studies.
- Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Anthropology and Photography, 1860-1920
Casa editrice: Yale University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: Near fine
Edizione: First edition..
Descrizione libro 1992. Photography, Anthropology. Yale University Press/Royal Anthropological Institute. Good+ boards with shelving wear along the bottom edges, good dust jacket with minor sun fading along the spine and parts of the covers (color shifts from sepia to black) 275p. Codice libro della libreria 2653
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP94680816
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. hardback, 4to, a very good clean and tightly bound copy in a very good dust jacket, b&w photographic illustrations throughout, from the library of one of the contributors with her dated signature to front free endpaper, 275pp. Codice libro della libreria 194918
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 11" x 9". xi, 275 pp. ".five substantial essays on the nature of photography, visual perception, theoretical and historical approaches to anthropological photography, and the photograph as a document.followed by twenty shorter essays." 157 photographs. Brown cloth with some edge wear. DJ has a 1" closed tear on rear panel near spine head, tiny wear at corners. Overall, a bright clean copy. This book weighs 1.5 kg, extra postage will be requested. Codice libro della libreria 015998
Descrizione libro Yale University Press 1992-10-28, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. y First edition. 0300051689. Codice libro della libreria 721469
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0300051689-2-4
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0300051689
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020300051689
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010300051689
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300051689